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Daily Chess Puzzle

April 6, 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.

 

White to play

 

Regan Kenneth - Shamkovich Leonid Alexandrovic (26...h6)

Regan v Shamkovich, Pasadena 1978

 

Solution

1 Nh6! examine all biffs 1…Nh6 (1…Qh6 2 Rh5 +-) 2 Qe4!

Regan Kenneth - Shamkovich Leonid Alexandrovic (28.Qe4)

2…Nf5[] 3 Rf3 bringing more pieces to the party, and Black must sacrifice his queen, for the game to go on, but he is losing.

Regan Kenneth - Shamkovich Leonid Alexandrovic (29.Rf3)

Black played 3…Qg7 but resigned a few moves later.

FEN

r2r1q1k/pp1b1p2/4p2p/4PnR1/5PN1/2PB4/P3Q1P1/5RK1 w – – 0 27

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