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November 12, 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 after Black plays 1…Qc4

Pos210

Sliwa v Doda, Lodz 1967

 

Solution

1…Qc4? leads to an immediate draw, though I think any other move does too: 1….Qb3 2 Qe7+ and perpetual check.

2 Qe7+ Kg6 3 Be4+! Qe4 [] 4 Qh7+ ( or g7 or f7) 4…Kh7[] stalemate.

Pos211

FEN

4Q3/6k1/p2pn2p/6p1/2P2pP1/5B1K/q6P/8 b – – 0 1

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