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September 21, 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: examine 1…h5, as played in the game

Pos154

Solution

1…Nd3! and the threat of 2 Nf2 mate means that Black loses his bishop: 1-0.

Pos155

FEN

8/7p/p5p1/1pN5/1P6/P5Pk/6bP/6K1 b – – 0 42

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