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February 17, 2019

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

Portisch Lajos - Berger Bela (15...Nd8)

Portisch v Bergerm Amsterdam 19.6.1964

 

Solution

1 Nh7! Kh7[] 2 Rh5+ Kg7[] (2…Kg8 3 Qg6 mate) 3 Be5+ f6 4 Rg5! 1-0

Portisch Lajos - Berger Bela (19.Rg5)

FEN

r1bn1rk1/pp3p1p/6p1/2bR2N1/2B2B2/q1P1P3/2Q2PPP/4K2R w K – 0 16

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