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Daily Chess Puzzle

June 13, 2019

Today’s problem was seen in a recent Financial Times column by Leonard Barden.

 

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

Kamsky Gata - Kasparov Garry (33.Rb1).jpg

Kamsky v Kasparov, New York, 1994; Rapid

Solution

1…h5+ 2 Kh4 Ne5!

Kamsky Gata - Kasparov Garry (34...Ne5)

3 Rb2 Ra8!!

Kamsky Gata - Kasparov Garry (35...Ra8)

and Black mates by Rh8+.

In the game, Garry played 2..Ra8 (which was my solution too) but it fails to 3 Kg4! Rh8 4 g3. Black still wins (he wins the Bh3 after 4….Rh2) but 2…Ne5! finishes the game off.

Nice.

FEN

8/5p2/3p1knp/3P4/4PpK1/5P1B/rr4P1/1R3R2 b – – 0 33

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