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November 2, 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…Ra8 2 Kh4 Kg6 as played in the game

Pos188

Golz v Szabo, Dresden 1959

Solution

2..Kg6? is a blunder: 3 Ra3! and after 3…Ra3, stalemate.

Pos189

FEN

8/6k1/4p3/4P1PK/r5P1/p7/R7/8 b – – 0 52

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