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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 41

White to play and win

M Levitt v D Wolf 1986

Solution

A simple one today, 1 Ba8! Ra8[] 2 Bb8! locks in the bishop, so that either the pawn advances and queens, or, if the king comes over to block it, white's king snaffles black's g pawn. 9 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 40

White to play and ?

D Morschel v O Santos 1974

Solution

I can well imagine in a game white resigning here, especially if it had been one hard defensive slog, and the motivation to continue the fight had ebbed. 244 more words

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Carlsen-Anand World Chess Championship 2014: Anand interview

Here’s a recent nice interview of Viswanathan Anand published in the New Indian Express. Anand is one of the world’s greatest chess players and certainly the nicest and most gentlemanly world champions of modern times. 191 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 39

Black to play and win

JH Van Dyk v CH Van der Meyden 1961

Solution

Examine all biffs means that 1…Rc4+ has to be the first try, especially with both black's queen and Bf5 looking at c2: so the rook can't be captured. 62 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 38

Black to play and win

M Solomon v D Gluckman 1995

Solution

1…Rg1 begs to be played (I am not sure why, but it does, doesn't it?) the only question is how to follow up. 125 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 37

Happy days are here again. Regular readers of my blog will know that about a month ago I could no longer do my daily blog based on Leonard Reitstein's second book of puzzles from South Africa. 222 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle

Black to play: how to defend the Pb7?

Cau- AWB, 3 min blitz, ICC 2014

Solution

This is just a quick follow on from yesterday's puzzle. 99 more words

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