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Daily chess puzzle

October 10, 2019

Today’s problem is from 38 years ago, when I was at Cambridge University. I have been visiting my alma mater this week.

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

Beardsworth Allan - Wall Nick CT (29.f6)



Allan Beardsworth v Nick Wall, Cambridgeshire Championships, 6/12/1981


1…Nd5 controlling f4,  and Black would have won.

Fortunately, Black played 1…Rd5



6rk/3r1p1p/1pp2PpQ/p3q1P1/Pn2p3/1P5P/2P1NR2/5RK1 b – – 0 29

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