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Daily chess puzzle

March 17, 2019

Today’s problem is from the final round of the recent World Team Championships, in which England did superbly well to win Silver.

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

Adams Michael - Grandelius Nils

Adams v Grandelius, 14/3/19, Astana

 

Solution

1 Rg7! and Black resigned. Watching the match live, flicking between Mickey’s game and Luke’s and Gawain’s (David had already finished) I didn’t see 1 Rg7: thinking the game might still last a while.

But Mickey finished his tournament in style. If 1..Rg7 then 2 Qf5+ protects f2 before the c pawn promotes.

Adams Michael - Grandelius Nils (1.Rxg7+)

FEN

6r1/2PR2pk/1q3p1p/p3p2P/P5Q1/6P1/5P1K/8 w – – 0 1

 

 

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