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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 31, 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

Mirzoev Azer - Pakleza Zbigniew (47.bxa3)

Mirzoev A v Pakleza Z, Presolana 25/8/2018

 

Solution

1..Re3+! 2 Ke3[] g6 and Black is stalemated.

Mirzoev Azer - Pakleza Zbigniew (48...g6)

FEN

8/6p1/8/5pPk/1P3P1p/Pr2PK1P/3R4/8 b – – 0 47

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