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Daily Chess Puzzle

May 30, 2019

Today’s problem was seen in a Daily Telegraph column by David Howell, and I felt 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

Pos105

Andreikin v Gelfand, Hengshui 2019

Solution

1…b3!!

My engine tells me 1..hg 2 hg b3! is also winning, and in the game, it transposes.

Pos106

2 ab hg 3 hg Bb2!!

Pos107

A beauty.

4 Kb2 Rb3+!

5 Kb3 Qb4+ 6 Ka2[]

Pos108

I will post more on this game tomorrow.

FEN

1r4k1/p4pp1/3prb1p/q1p3N1/1pP2QPP/8/PPP2P2/1K1R3R b – – 0 1

 

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