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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 5, 2020

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

Emms John M - Cummings David H (20...Re7)

J Emms v D Cummings, Radebeul 13/7/2018

Emms John M - Cummings David H (21.Rxb7)

Solution

1 Rb7! and resigns, because if 1…Rb7[] 2 Be4 and White ends up a piece up.

 

FEN

r5k1/1b2rppp/p7/2p5/2PpnB2/P2B4/2P2PPP/RR4K1 w – – 0 21

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