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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 9, 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.

 

Black to play

 

 

D Wagner v S Berger, Bundersliga 17/3/2013

Wagner Dennis - Berger Steve (56.Nd4)

 

 

Solution

1…Ne3 is a pretty diversion of the King; diversion or preventing it from reaching g2, and if 2 Kf2, 2…h2 prevents it from going to g1 either: the pawn promotes.

Wagner Dennis - Berger Steve (56...Ne3)

 

FEN

8/8/5k2/6p1/3NP1n1/5KPp/8/8 b – – 0 56

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