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September 28, 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 the game continuation, 1…g2 2 R1f2 Qa1+ 0-1

Pos169

Sliwa v Doda. Lodz 1967

Solution

2 Qh7+! would have won.

So 1…g2?? and instead 1..Rf7[] 2 Rf7[] Qa1+ []

Pos170

If White plats Kg2, Black checks and checks until his g pawn queens, when Rg6+ releases the pressure on h7. Or if Rf1, then Qg7 again defends h7.

 

FEN

q5rk/4pRrp/3p2B1/2n5/2P4Q/6pP/8/5RK1 b – – 0 1

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