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Daily Chess Puzzle

December 6, 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.

 

White to play

Wagner Dennis - Aronian Levon (50...Nxb3).jpg

Wagner v Aronian, Douglas IOM 21/10/18

Solution

The one that got away: Whtite playec 1 Ka3 and resigned a couple of moves later.

But 1 R1g4! or 1 R7g4! wins.

Wagner Dennis - Aronian Levon (51.R1g4)

1…Qf5 (say) 2 Rg8 +-.

 

FEN

kr6/p5Rp/2p5/2Pp1P2/P3q3/1nQ1p3/K7/6R1 w – – 0 51

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