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Daily Chess Puzzle

November 23, 2019

Today’s problem is from an old edition of the British Chess Magazine.

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: in yesterday’s puzzle, I thought 1 Kh3 was the solution, with a stalemate after 1…Kf3 2 Bh5+ Nh5. But I was wrong: why?

Gelfand Boris - Movsesian Sergei (89...g3)

Boris Gelfand v S Movsesian, Batumi 3/12/19

Solution

After 1 Kh3 Kf3 2 Bh5+ Black is not forced to capture, but promotes his pawn after 2…Kf2!

Gelfand Boris - Movsesian Sergei (91...Kf2)

FEN

8/5Bn1/8/7p/5k1P/6p1/6K1/8 w – – 0 90

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