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September 22, 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…Ng4, as played in the game

Pos156

Andersson v Doda, Lodz 1969

 

Solution

Ulf replied to 1…Ng4? with the fabulous 2 ef! ignoring the threat and after 2…Nh2 3 Nh7+! won the game. 2…Rh2 is similar, and 2…Bf5 is met by 3 Bg4 winning the N.

2…Nf6 would be met by 3 Ne4 with a double attack on the Q and the LPDO Rh8 (by 4Qg7+)

Pos157

FEN

5k1r/p2bpp2/3p1n2/2q2pN1/1p1pP3/3P1B2/1PP3QP/6RK b – – 0 28

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