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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 27, 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

Dao Thien Hai - Ganguly Surya Shekhar (27.Kf1)

 

Dao, Thien Hai v Ganguly, Surya, Hamedan, 2/8/2018

Solution

1…Qf5+! overloads the Qc2 which is tied to the Rd1: Black wins.

Dao Thien Hai - Ganguly Surya Shekhar (27...Qf5+)

FEN

3r2k1/p5pp/1pB1p3/6q1/2P5/P7/1PQ1P3/3R1K2 b – – 0 27

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