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February 24, 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: evaluate 1…Ne8

Pert Nicholas - Haria Ravi (20.Rxe8)

 

Nick Pert v Ravi Haria, Newport Pagnall 5/11/2016

Solution

1…Ne8 gave me a bit of a blind spot, but 2 cb ab[] 3 ab Bb5[] 4 Rc8 Qc8 5 Bb5 because the Queen was overloaded, tied to defending the Bb5 and Rc8: so 1-0.

Pert Nicholas - Haria Ravi (24.Bxb5).jpg

 

FEN

2r1nbk1/1q1n1ppp/p1bp4/1p1p4/PPP5/3B1N1P/3N1PPB/2RQ2K1 w – – 0 21

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