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Daily Chess Puzzle

October 25, 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



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


I watched the last ten moves or so of this game live, trying to guess Luke’s moves (some times I did, sometimes I didn’t: and he fairly blitzed out the last moves.

1 Rf6! hits the Pg6 which can’t be defended. 1…Rf6 2 Rf6 Re7 3 Rg6+


and the end is near.



2q1r1k1/1p3R2/p2r2p1/4p3/2P1p3/1P6/P5QP/5R1K w – – 0 29

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