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Daily Chess Puzzle IOM

October 13, 2019

Today’s problem is from the current Chess.com Grand Swiss in Douglas, Isle of Man.

 

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

 

Safarli Eltaj - Rodshtein Maxim (24...Rf8)

Safarli, E v Rodshtein, M; Douglas, Isle of Man. October 2019

Solution

1 Ne6! completing the series of shocks: Black resigned.

Safarli Eltaj - Rodshtein Maxim (25.Ne6).jpg

 

1…fe 2 Re6! would have been a more fitting finale.

FEN

5rkr/pp3p1p/2nq2pQ/3p1RN1/3P4/2P5/PP4PP/4R1K1 w – – 0 25

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