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September 10, 2018

Today’s problem is from the 1972 book “Chess Combination as a Fine Art”, a book based on articles published in the 1950s-1960s by Kurt Richter.

Since the start of 2018, I have decided to adopt the style of only saying which side is to play: and not giving an idea if the move wins or otherwise, unless on occasion I think signposting would be helpful. Instead, the problems are posed with the instruction to decide what you would play, as in a game.

Black to play: analyse 1…Qb6, as played in the game

Pos130

Platz v Lampe, Halle 1955

Solution

1…Qb6?? loses 2 Qf6+! which mates by force. 2…Kf6 3 Rf1+ and 4 Bg5 mate.

Pos131

FEN

1r1qr3/5k1p/p2p1ppB/2N1p3/1p4P1/1P6/PP3Q1P/K2R4 b – – 0 1

 

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