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Daily Chess Puzzle

August 27, 2019

Today’s problem is from the C.H.O’D. Alexander’s 1973 book”The Penguin Book of Chess Positions”, a book I devoured (and loved) as a child.
I thought I would use it for more of my daily training.

As is my custom, I only say 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

Katalymov Boris N - Ilivitzki Georgi A (10...Be7)

Katalymov v Ilivitski, Frunze 1959

Solution

1 Bf7+ 1-0: the king is decoyed to f7, when e6+ discovers on the LPDO Qa5, or if Black doesn’t capture the B, then 2 Bg6 wins the knight.

FEN

rnb1k2r/pp2b1pp/2p2pn1/q3P2Q/5p2/PB6/1BPP2PP/RN2K1NR w KQkq – 0 11

 

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One Comment
  1. I like that. Brilliant.

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