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Daily Chess Puzzle

April 5, 2019

Today’s problem is from the January 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 going forty years back.

 

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.

 

Black to play

Janosevic Dragoljub - Petrosian Tigran V (33.Rdd1)

Janosevic v Petrosian, Lone Pine 5th April 1978

Solution

This game was played 41 years ago today.

 

1…Rg1+! and White resigned: the Rf1 is tied to defending f2 so that 2…Nf2 is mate.

Janosevic Dragoljub - Petrosian Tigran V (34...Nf2#)

FEN

6rk/p3p2p/1p2Pp2/2p2P2/2P1nBr1/1P6/P6P/3R1R1K b – – 0 33

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