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Daily Chess Puzzle

October 29, 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


As so often in chess, “reverse the moves” or, “if you see one good more, look for another” applies here.

Rather than 1…Qe6 as discussed yesterday, followed by 2…Nf2+; 1…Nf2+ is devastating. 2 Kg1[] Rg2+ 3 Kf1[] Rg1+ 4 Ke2[] (4 Kf2 Qg2 mate)


and Black collects the house.


6qk/p5rp/1p1pQ3/8/P1Pp1Bn1/3B4/1P4PP/4R2K b – – 0 37

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