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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 30, 2019

Today’s problem is from the March 1979 Chess magazine. I have hundreds (many hundreds) of magazines on my book shelves, and I thought I would dip into them; and thought I would start with this magazine from forty years back.

Magazine cover

As is my custom, I only say 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

Wedberg Tom Birger - Aperia Tony (23...Rdd8)

Wedberg v Aperla, Stockholm 1978

 

Solution

1 Be6! fe 2 Qe6+ Kh8 (2…Kf8 3 Rf3+ +-) 3 Rg6!

Wedberg Tom Birger - Aperia Tony (26.Rxg6)

3…Bc8 4 Qe7 or 4 Rg7 (and the skewer picks up the queen eg 4…Be6 5 Rg3+ Ng7[] 6 Rg7, and the Queen can’t escape the next discovered check)

3…hg 4 Rd3

3…Qd7 4 Rd3 or exchange the queens, and emerge two pawns up.

 

 

 

 

FEN

r2rn1k1/5ppp/b1qpp1n1/pp6/3BP1Q1/PBN3R1/1PP2PPP/3R2K1 w – – 0 24

 

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