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December 1, 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 played 1…Rb6 here

Trifunovic Petar - Aaron Manuel (30.Qxf5).gif

Trifunovic v Aaron, Beverwijk 1962

Solution

1…Rb6? lost to 2 Bg8! with a double attack on h7 and d8.

Trifunovic Petar - Aaron Manuel (31.Bg8)

FEN

1r1r1q1k/p5b1/5p1p/1ppBpQpP/4P3/2P3P1/PP1R1PK1/3R4 b – – 0 30

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