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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 16, 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

Jones Gawain C B - Djuric Stefan (9...Qd7).jpg

G Jones v S Djuric, Bratto 27/4/2013

 

Solution

1 Bb5! d5[] 2 Bc6! overloading the queen: White wins a pawn.

Jones Gawain C B - Djuric Stefan (12.Qxf5)

The game is anything but over- in the game, Black got significant compensation, but a nice tactic regardless.

 

FEN

r3k1nr/p1pqbppp/2pp4/4Pb2/2B5/2P2Q2/PP3PPP/RNB1K2R w KQkq – 0 10

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