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Daily Chess Puzzle

May 15, 2019

Today’s problem was seen in a recent Sunday Times column; it took me a few moments to solve, and I thought it was pretty and worth sharing.

 

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

Blomqvist E - Stupak K (28.gxf4).jpg

 

Blomqvist v Stupak, Stockholm 2019

Solution

1…Bc4! and White’s defences are overrun: If 2 Bc4, ef+ wins the exchange.

 

Blomqvist E - Stupak K (28...Bc4)

FEN

5rk1/5p1p/1p2b1p1/8/1P3P2/P3p3/3rBP1P/3RR1K1 b – – 0 28

 

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