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December 22, 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

Olsson Ake - Puig Pulido Pedro (24...Kg8)

Olsson v Puig, Varna Olympiad Preliminaries, 25/9/1962

 

Solution

1 R1e6! though the engine only gives the slightest advantage to White after the move played in the game,  1…Rc8.

Then 2 h3 (my engine drops to 0.0 here)  Rc5 2 Bb3  Kh8??

Olsson Ake - Puig Pulido Pedro (27...Kh8)

3 Rg6! and 1-0/

FEN

 

1r1q1rk1/Q3Rpp1/3p2bp/1p1B4/8/8/PP3PPP/4R1K1 w – – 0 25

 

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