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Test your chess: Reitstein problem 220: a good challenge

White to play and win

A good puzzle today: especially if you both find white's winning attempt, and black's best defensive try.

S Lewis v I Bekerman 1953… 326 more words

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Test your chess: Reitstein problem 219

Black to play and win

L Wilken v S Driman 1949

Solution

There are several candidate moves, such as Qh1+, Ne3+, Rf2+, but the one which stands out is 1…Nf2! 90 more words

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Test your chess: Reitstein problem 218

Black to play and win

W Heidenfeld v J Wolpert 1959

Solution

1…Qf3! is a natural biff to try, with the point that 2 gf Rg8+ 3 Kh1 Bf3 is mate. 39 more words

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Test your chess: Reitstein problem 217

White to play and win

F Koronstenski v R Friedrich 1978

Solution

I suspect this is the type of problem you either see instantly or not all. 240 more words

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Test your chess: Reitstein problem 216

Black to play and win; or draw?; or lose?

JF Smith v AE Motyer 1961

Solution

Not too hard today, but only because desperate times require desperate measures. 77 more words

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Another puzzle for an easy Reitstein day

White to play and win

Yuri Kuzobov v Tania Sachdev, Dubai 2013

(game seen in Michael Adams' 28/6/14 Daily Telegraph column)

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Test your chess: Reitstein problem 215

White to play and win

AA Ponelis v N Woodward 1973

Solution

Examine all biffs again, and after not seeing anything special with taking on d5, 1 Rf7! 98 more words

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