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Daily Chess Puzzle

April 29, 2019

Today’s problem is from an old edition of Chess magazine.  Not sure which, since I took a copy of this puzzle without recording the magazine date.

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

Issakainen A - Livner A (39.Kh3)

Issakainen v Livner, European Club Cup 2011

 

Solution

1..Ng3! and if 2 Kg3, 2…Qf4+ and 3…Rh2 mate; so

2 Qf3[] when 2…Qf5+! 3 Kg3 h4+ and 4…Rh2+Issakainen A - Livner A (41...h4+)FEN

5rk1/1QR3p1/4pq2/4Nn1p/5P2/6PK/3r4/4R3 b – – 0 39

 

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