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December 2, 2019

Today’s problem is from an old edition of Chess Magazine. I don’t know which one, because, as is my habit, from time to time I photocopy a page to solve on walks or on trains etc; and my copy doesn’t show the magazine date.

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: how does White meet 1…f6 2 dc Rd7?

Horton Jamie A - Reed John (27.exd6)


Ja. Horton v J Reed, Chester 20/1/13


After 1…f6 2 dc Rd7:

Horton Jamie A - Reed John (28...Rd7)

White played the pretty 3 c8(Q) and Black resigned: he loses the exchange after 3…Rc8[] 4 Bf5 for no compensation.

Horton Jamie A - Reed John (31...Rxd7)



3rr1nk/ppp2p2/2nP4/6pp/8/2P1B3/PPB2P1P/2K1R1R1 b – – 0 27

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