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Daily Chess Puzzle

July 5, 2019

Today’s problem is from the June 1979 Chess magazine. I have hundreds (many hundreds) of magazines on my book shelves, and I thought I would dip into them; and thought I would start with going forty years back.

 

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

Shirazi Kamran - Grefe John Alan (30.hxg3)

Shirazi v Grefe, Lone Pine 1979

 

Solution

1…Rg5 and White resigned. If 2 Qg5, then Qf3+, Qf2+. Qe1+ and mates.

Shirazi Kamran - Grefe John Alan (30...Rxg5)

FEN

4r2k/5q1p/pp4p1/2b2rB1/2P1p2Q/6PR/P4P2/4R2K b – – 0 30

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