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Daily Chess Puzzle

December 17, 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

Habershon Paul F - Hutchinson Norman A (18...h6).jpg

 

Habershon v Hutchinson, Bournemouth 28/7/2016

Solution

1 Nf7! for if 1…Rf7 2 Bd5 wins; or 1…Ra6 2 Nh6+ 1-0.

The game, on Megabase, is well worth playing through. Interesting to see White’s nice attack, and the narrow line (18…Ra6) where Black could have defended.

 

FEN

r1b2rk1/1p3pp1/5B1p/1p2N2Q/2Pp4/2bP2P1/q4PBP/5RK1 w – – 0 19

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