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Daily Chess Puzzle: 24 years ago

September 28, 2019

Today’s problem is an old favourite, seen in a book I am reading at present. Played 24 years ago to this day.

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.


Black to play

Anand Viswanathan - Kasparov Garry (30.Nb6  ).jpg

Anand v Kasparov, WC match, New York,  28/9/1995


Vishy had declined a draw a few moves previously, and had just played 1 Nd5-b6??. Garry played 1…Rb4+ 2 Ka3 Rc2! and White resigned.

Anand Viswanathan - Kasparov Garry (31...Rxc2)

The LPDO Re1 falls to a discovered check after 3 Rc2[] Rb3+ 4 Ka2[] Re3+, and Black is two pawns up; the b pawn might fall, but so would the Ph4.

Anand Viswanathan - Kasparov Garry (34...Rxe1)



2r5/4ppk1/1N1pb1p1/1p5p/1Pr1P2P/5P2/1KPR2P1/4R3 b – – 0 30

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