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January 27, 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…Kh7, as played in the game.

Akimov v Zelenka, Ukraine 1964

Solution

1…Kh7? was a mistake, met by 2 Nd7! and the fork on the Qb6 and Bf6 is decisive, the Pg7 being pinned by the Q to the K, so the Bf6 is LPDO.

If 2…Rd7 then 3 Qe8+! first: 3…Kh7 and then 4 Qd7.

FEN

No FEN whilst this problem persists. Sorry.

From → Chess

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