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Daily Chess Puzzle

November 10, 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

Shirov Alexei - Westerberg Jonathan (32...Raa6)

 

Shirov v Westerberg, European Team Championships, Batumi, Georgia, 2ndNovember 2019

Solution

The end of the game I have been blogging about these last few days.

Bring all pieces to the party: 1 h4! and Black resigned.

Shirov Alexei - Westerberg Jonathan (33.h4)

Even 1…Kg8 is met by 2 h5! regardless: if the rook moves, say 2…Rge6, then 3 Rc8+ mates since the Qf5 now looks at h7.

FEN

8/2R3pk/r5rp/p4Q2/1P2N3/5PP1/1P2P2P/4KB1q w – – 0 33

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