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Daily Chess Puzzle

July 6, 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.

 

White to play

Gruenfeld Yehuda - Soltis Andrew E (16...f5)

 

Gruenfeld v Soltis, Lone Pine 3/4/1979

 

Solution

1 Ng6! and Black’s position crumbles.

Gruenfeld Yehuda - Soltis Andrew E (17.Nxg6)

If 1…Kg6 2 Bh5+! wins.

1 Bh5 also wins, per my engine.

FEN

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