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January 26, 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.

Examine 1…Rfe8, as played in the game

Asimov v Zelenka, Ukraine 1964

Solution

1…Rfe8? was a mistake (1…g6 was necessary) permitting the Greek Bishop sacrifice. It hardly needs calculating, it being easy to see that White has at least a draw: a platform where one can rest one’s mind and either decide to delve in before playing 1 Bf6, or wait until the position arises: 1…Bf6 2 Bh7+ Kh7 3 Qh5+ Kg8[] 4 Qf7+

I will conclude the analysis tomorrow.

FEN

No FEN whilst this problem persists. Sorry.

From → Chess

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