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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 28, 2020

Today’s problem is from the Candidates tournament.

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

Nepomniachtchi Ian - Ding Liren (33.Qc6).jpg
Nepomniachtchi v Ding FIDE Candidates Tournament, Yekaterinburg, 23/3/2020

Solution

Black played 1…Rc5 and soon lost, but 1…Rb6! 2 Rb6 Qe2! is equal. I’ll look at why tomorrow.

Nepomniachtchi Ian - Ding Liren (34...Qxe2).jpg

FEN

1r1b2k1/5pp1/1PQ5/r7/3p2q1/3P2Pp/1R2NP1P/1R5K b – – 0 33

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