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August 21, 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: what was better than 1…b3, as played in the game (and as posted yesterday)

Gruenfeld Yehuda - Lind Jan Olov (22.Rc1)

Grunefeld v Lind, Lloyds Bank Open London 1978


1..Qb8!, reversing the move order, is better: there is no need to first give up the Pb4. White has nothing better than 2 gf when Black again wins the exchange, but with an extra pawn.

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



3qr1kb/p3pp1p/3p2pB/3P1b2/1pr3PR/5P2/PPPQN3/1KR5 b – – 0 22

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