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January 21, 2019

Another position from ‘Chess Combination as a Fine Art’ by Keres. Today’s blog is affected by my PC having failed and needing repair or replacement, so is in different format to normal. How long it will be before it returns to normal format will be dependent on if the PC can be returned to good health.

White to move and win

Gadia v Mendes, São Paulo 1967

Solution

1 Qf6+! Kf6 2 Bb2+

2..Ne5 the only way to continue the game 3 Re5

and Black is helpless. Depending on his response, the Queen falls, or Black’s King is in a mating net.

FEN

No FEN whilst this problem persists. Sorry.

From → Chess

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