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Daily Chess Puzzle

May 22, 2019

Today’s problem was seen on Twitter, posted hy Olympis G Urcan. It is a lovely puzzle and deep.

 

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

Olympiu G Urcan puzzle on Twitter

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Solution

1 Ng6+! Ng6[] 2 fg Bg8[]

Olympiu G Urcan puzzle on Twitter (2...Bg8)

3 f8(R)[] (though my engine says 3 f8(B) is +0.38, which maybe it is, but maybe it isn’t.

Olympiu G Urcan puzzle on Twitter (3.f8R)

3…Kg7[] 4 Re8[] Kh6 5 Kg4 and eventually White wins- but there is more to study if desired.

Olympiu G Urcan puzzle on Twitter (7...Bxg6)

This apparently is mate in 13, but I certainly wouldn’t play the position well with either colour.

 

FEN

5N1k/5P1b/8/4nP2/7K/8/8/8 w – – 0 1

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