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Daily Chess Puzzle

February 27, 2020

Today’s problem is from one of my recent Chess.com blitz games.

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: played 1 Re5, met with by 1…Qd2; what followed?

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Allan Beardsworth v “Sulfogenium”, Russia; 3-0 blitz 26/2/2020

Solution

An easy one today, but one of my favourite little tactics; when I manage to play it, it always makes me smile.

1 Re5 Qd2? 2 Re8+! and since 3 Qh8 mate is threatened, Black loses Q for R.

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FEN

3r2k1/p4p2/1pN3pp/1P1q4/8/P3R3/1Q3PPP/5BK1 w – – 0 1

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