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September 23, 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….f6 2 Re2 fg 3 Qb4 Qd4, as played in the game

Pos158

Keres v Beni, Luhcovice 1969

Solution

At the end of the sequence, 4 c5+ wins the LPDO Q.

Pos159

FEN

2rq1rk1/pb2pp1p/1p4p1/4R1B1/1nPP4/1B6/P2Q1PPP/R5K1 b – – 0 18

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