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August 19, 2019

Today’s problem is from the August 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.

Black to play

Borm Frans - Haik Aldo (26.a3)

Born v Haik, Lloyds Bank Open London 1978

Solution

1..Ba3+!, and White resigned, since if the Bishop is captured, 2…Nd4 forks the Q and B, and White’s position collapses.

Borm Frans - Haik Aldo (26...Bxa3+)

 

FEN

1k6/1p1r1pp1/1nn1p1p1/1Nb1P1B1/2P3P1/PP5P/2Q1B1q1/2K2R2 b – – 0 26

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