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January 24, 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: examine 1 Qa3+ Qe7, as played in the game

Matulović v Ivkov, Sousse 1967

Solution

1…Qe7? was a mistake: 2 Rg7! exploits the King being tied to the Qe7. If 2…Qa3 then 3 Rf7+ which wind since 4…Ne5 is met by 5 Rb7, the Bb7 being unprotected.

FEN

No FEN whilst this problem persists. Sorry.

From → Chess

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