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Daily Chess Puzzle

November 21, 2018

Today’s problem is a nice one, which took me more than a moment or two to solve, seen in Malcolm Pein’s Daily Telegrah column.

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

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Girya v Zhai, 2018

Solution

1…Ng4! is the key move. It took me a while, being blinded by the N being hit by the Ph3.

2 Nf3 Bd4+! and the threat of mate on e1 means the Nf3 is tied, so 3…Ba7 follows.

Pos228

FEN

4r1k1/R4pbp/p5p1/4n1B1/3N1P2/7P/6P1/6K1 b – – 0 1

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