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Daily Chess Puzzle

June 9, 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

Tikkanen H - Vitiugov N (30.Kh1)

Tikkanen v Vitiugov, ECC 2011



1…Ne4! 2 Be4[] Rc4!

Tikkanen H - Vitiugov N (31...Rxc4)

and Black emerges two pawns up, capturing the LPDO Bb4 never move.



2rr3k/pb3q1p/1p1p1n2/1P2pP2/PBPpP1p1/1N1Qb1P1/2R3BP/5R1K b – – 0 30

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