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September 24, 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.

White to play

Pos160

 

Wade v Boxall, Middleton 1953

 

Solution

Ignore the threat, just as Purdy tells us to: 1 Bf7! and if 1…Rf7 2 Ng6 mate.

Pos161

FEN

5r1k/3rbppp/p2p1n2/1p2q3/3QPN2/1B5R/PPP3PP/5R1K w – – 0 1

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