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Daily chess puzzle

July 28, 2019

Today’s problem is from the July 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 has been my custom on this blog for a while, I adopt the style of only saying 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

Petrosian v Ivkov, USSR v Yugoslavia 1979

Solution

1 Rd4! and after 1…cd, 2 Re5+ and Black is mated: 2…Kg4[] 3 h3 mate.

FEN

8/pr1r3p/6p1/2p1pk2/3b2N1/1P4P1/P2R1PKP/4R3 w – – 0 1

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