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October 31, 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…Re4 2 g3 Rf4 3 Rf4 Qc5, as played in the game

Pos183

Hartoch v Kramer, Wijk-aan-Zee 1969

 

Solution

1..Re4?? should have been met by 2 Rg3+, picking up the LPDO Re4.

FEN

8/2q2pk1/1p2r3/p6p/P1N2R2/1P3R1P/2P3PK/8 b – – 0 35

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