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Daily Chess Puzzle

February 16, 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: what happens after 1…h6?

Mamedyarov Shakhriyar - Karjakin Sergey (22...Kh8)

 

Mamedyarov v Karjakin, Saint Louis blitz 15/8/2018

Solution

1..h6 is met by 2 h6! and pins and wins. 

Mamedyarov Shakhriyar - Karjakin Sergey (23.gxh6)

Next move, B*f5, then the Bg3 falls.

FEN

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