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December 21, 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

Safvat Younus - Zwaig Arne (21.cxd4)

Safvat v Zwaig, Varna Olympiad 5/10/1962

Solution

1… Qc2! 2 Qd2 Re2!! and wins a piece and the game.

Safvat Younus - Zwaig Arne (22...Re2)

FEN

4r1k1/5ppp/p1qb4/1p3b2/3P4/3P3P/PP3PP1/RNBQ2K1 b – – 0 21

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