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August 22, 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.

White to play

Casse R - Martin Andrew D (23...Kf8).jpg

Casse v Martin Lloyds Bank Open London 1978

Solution

1 Rf4! gf 2 Qe6 and Black’s position collapses.

Casse R - Martin Andrew D (25.Qxe6)

If 1…Ke7 then 2 Nf5+ and if 2…Kf7, then 3 Rc4! and neither of White’s pieces can be taken.

FEN

r4k1r/pp6/2qNpb1p/6p1/P2R1n2/7P/1PP2PP1/R3Q1K1 w – – 0 24

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