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October 5, 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

5

Radjabov v Sargissian, Ajerbaijan v Armenia, round 5 28/9/18

 

Solution

The pretty finale of yesterday’s game.

1 e7! and if 1…Re7, 2 Rd6+ picks up the Bishop. Black carried on for a few more moves.

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FEN

3R4/ppr3p1/1np1P1k1/5bN1/7P/8/PPB5/6K1 w – – 0 35
wKg1,Ng5,Bc2,Rd8,Pa2,b2,e6,h4/bKg6,Nb6,Bf5,Rc7,Pa7,b7,c6,g7

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