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January 18, 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

Mason Donald - Gibson Christopher A (17...Re8)

 

D Mason v C Gibson, West Bromwich 26/1/2013

Solution

In the game, White played 1 Ne5 and eventually won, but first 1 Bd7! Qd7[] 2 Ne5 is overwhelming.

Mason Donald - Gibson Christopher A (19.Ne5)

FEN

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