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Daily Chess Puzzle IOM

October 15, 2019

Today’s problem is from the current 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

Kasimdzhanov Rustam - Lei Tingjie (22...Rf5)


Kasimdzhanov v Lei, Douglas, Isle of Man. 11 October 2019


1 Rg6! Kg6[] 2 Re1! there is time to bring the final piece into the game.

Kasimdzhanov Rustam - Lei Tingjie (24.Re1)

Black checked, 2..Bh2+ 3 Nh2 Qf4, but White met it by 4 Bg3 and the threat of Re6+ and Nf3 was 1-0.

If instead 2..Qf7, then 3 Re6+ Kh7 4 g6+ forks king and queen.



rn6/ppq3pk/3bR1p1/2pP1rPp/7B/2PQ1N1P/P4P2/R5K1 w – – 0 23

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