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Daily Chess Puzzle

May 13, 2019

Today’s problem is from an old edition of Chess magazine. Not sure which one: I photocopied the page, to take on walks, and the date isn’t on the sheet.

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

Lisko F - Aulin Jansson J (44.Kb5)

Lisko v Aulin Jansson, 28/9/11 Slavia

Solution

1…b3! and in the game White played 2 a4, met with by 2…b2, and either the pawn promotes, or White is mated.

Or 2 ab Qb3+ 3 Ka5 Bd7! and Black mates.

Lisko F - Aulin Jansson J (46...Bd7)

For instance, 4 Qb4 Qa2+ wins the queen.

FEN

2b5/2p2k2/3p4/1K1P2B1/1p4pP/8/P2Q1P2/1q6 b – – 0 44

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