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August 23, 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

Britton Richard - Shamkovich Leonid Alexandrovic (31.Qxh6)

Britton v Shamkovich Lloyds Bank Open London 1978


1…Bb5! and the Bf1 is overloaded. If 2 Bb5 then 2…Qf3 hitting both g2 and g3.

In the game White played 2 Bg2 met with by 2…Qb2 3 Bh1 Qd4 -+

Britton Richard - Shamkovich Leonid Alexandrovic (33...Qd4)



6k1/p2b1p2/1p1p1qpQ/1P1P4/4P3/6PP/5r2/4RBK1 b – – 0 31

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