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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 20, 2020

Today’s problem is from the October 1979 edition of Chess Magazine, whch I was browsing through, going down memory lane.

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

Litinskaya Marta I - Samaganova Bakita (21...Qg6)

 

Litinskaya N v Samaganova B, Moscow 7/1979

Solution

1 Rf5! and White wins: the Rf8 is tied to the Rd8, so 1…Qf5, when 2 Rf5 and the rook can’t be captured.

Litinskaya Marta I - Samaganova Bakita (22.Rxf5)

FEN

3r1r1k/p1pp2pp/1p4q1/5nQ1/2P5/2B2R2/PP3PPP/5RK1 w – – 0 22

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