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August 20, 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

Gruenfeld Yehuda - Lind Jan Olov (22.Rc1)

 

Grunefeld v Lind, Lloyds Bank Open London 1978

Solution

1…b3 2 ab[] Qb8!!

Gruenfeld Yehuda - Lind Jan Olov (23...Qb8)

White’s best is 3 gf giving up the exchange: 3…Rh4.

The above is not all: I will add a further puzzle tomorrow on this position.

FEN

3q1rk1/pp1bppbp/3p1np1/8/2rNP2P/2N1BP2/PPPQ2P1/2KR3R w – – 0 14

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