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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 17, 2020

Today’s problem is from the Octoer 1979 edition of Chess Magazine. I’ve gone back down memory lane, and enjoyed reading about the then stars, and future ones such as Short and Kasparov.

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

Pos220

 

 

Solution

1…Re3! ‘trapping’ the knight

Pos222.jpg

2 Kh5[] Kg7 3 h4 h6 winning the piece.

Pos223.jpg

In the game, Black missed 1…Re3, and the game was drawn.

FEN

6k1/7p/8/6N1/6PK/1r5P/8/8 b – – 0 1

 

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