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September 13, 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

Pos136

Maedler v Uhlmann, Germany 1963

Solution

1…Re1+ 2 Kh2 Rh1+!! is a “standard theme”. If 3 Kh1 Qh3+ and mates.

Pos137

FEN

6k1/pbR2p1p/1p1p2pQ/4r3/6qP/6N1/P4PP1/6K1 b – – 0 27

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