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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 30, 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

Arruebarrena Rafael - Mikhalevski Victor (33.Bxf2)

 

Arruebarrena, R v Mikhalevski, V Calgary 17/8/2018

Solution

1…Rb3 2 cb[] Qb3 and against most moves, 3 Nb4 follows: 0-1

Arruebarrena Rafael - Mikhalevski Victor (34...Qxb3)

FEN

1r4bk/6b1/2QN3p/p2np2P/P7/1B5q/1PP2B2/K2R4 b – – 0 33

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