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Daily Chess Puzzle

October 28, 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.


Black to play



Erwin L’Ami v Luke McShane, European Team Championships, Batumi, Georgia, 27th October 2019


1…Re6! which at first glance doesn’t seem possible, but if 2 Qe6 Qe6 3 Re6[] Nf2+ picks up the LPDO Bd3: 4 Kg1 Nd3


Having said this, the resultant position after 5 Bd6 doesn’t seem clearly better for Black to me; and in fact I prefer White.

What had I missed, but Luke had seen? Part of my analysis is wrong: answer tomorrow.


4r1qk/p5rp/1p1pP3/8/P1Pp1Bn1/3B4/1P2Q1PP/4R2K b – – 0 36

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