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Daily Chess Puzzle

October 24, 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

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McShane v Adhiban, Douglas, Isle of Man. October 2019

Solution

The move of the tournament for me, Luke played 1 g4!: scarily opening White’s king side, but Luke correctly judged that Black’s king is the most vulnerable, given Black’s pieces, and especially the queen, are offside.

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FEN

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