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Daily Chess Puzzle

June 8, 2019

Today’s problem is from an old edition of Chess magazine; not sure which, I had photocopied the “hard” puzzles page, and used it as something to pass the time when dog walking or walking in the hills.

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

Korobov A - Nepomniachtchi I (44.f5)

Korobov v Nepomniachtchi, ECC 30/9/11

 

Solution

1…f6+ and if 2 ef Kf7 forces 3 Kh5 Kf6 and White is either mated, or has to let the b-pawn promote.

Korobov A - Nepomniachtchi I (46...Kxf6)

WhiteKorobov A - Nepomniachtchi I (47...e4)

 

 

FEN

8/5pk1/8/4PPK1/1r6/8/1p6/1R6 b – – 0 44

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