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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 7, 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

Vrolijk Liam - Saravanan V (23...Nxc3)

Vrolijk v Saravanan, Bruges 27/7/2018

 

Solution

1 Rd7! with the nice point that 1…Re8 is impossible due to 2 ef+, so R elsewhere, when 2 e7 promotes.

Vrolijk Liam - Saravanan V (24.Rd7)

FEN

3r2k1/R4ppp/1pp1P3/8/8/2n3P1/PP3PKP/8 w – – 0 24

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