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Daily Chess Puzzle

October 26, 2019

Today’s problem is from the current European Team Championships.

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

1

 

Jones G v Carlsson, PEuropean Team Championships, Batumi, Georgia, October 2019

Solution

1 Bh6! with the idea that if 1…gh, 2 de wins.

2

If Black plays 2…fe, then 3 Rd7 winning the exchange, but also with an overwhelming attack.

FEN

3rnk2/3r1ppQ/4pb1p/1q1P4/1p3BP1/pP1R1B1P/P4PK1/3R4 w – – 0 35

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