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Daily Chess Puzzle

November 3, 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

Jones Gawain C B - Martirosyan Haik M. (25...Ke6)

 

Gawain Jones v Haik Martirosyan, European Team Championships, Batumi, Georgia, 31 October 2019

Solution

1 Bd5+!

lovely, and surprising. Examine all biffs

1…Ke6[] 2 Rac2

Jones Gawain C B - Martirosyan Haik M. (27.Rac2).jpg

and the point is that if 2…Kd4 what? Answer tomorrow.

 

 

FEN

8/1prb3p/4k2p/pP1pp3/P7/2b2BP1/R4P1P/2R3K1 w – – 0 26

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