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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 225

White to play and win

It is not just the first move that is needed, further depth is required.

JA Ophoff v L Bouah 2005… 215 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 224

White to play and win

K Tip v V Huang 1963

Solution

Nice today, if not too hard, for anyone versed in Sacrifices in the Sicilian. 91 more words

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Autistic ‘obsessions’, and why we really really need them.

Autistic people are famed for their ‘obsessions’. Be it washing machines, vacuum cleaners or dinosaurs (hell yeah, dinosaurs!!), having obsessions is seen as an autistic trait. 1,488 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 223

Black to play and win

S Mauba v CC De Villiers 1998

Solution

Rest day today: 1…Qe2.

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 222

White to play and win

Black played 1…Be4 2 Be4 Re4: then what?

R Morschel v R Hadar 1987

Solution

Straightforward today. Noting that the black king is in a net (using CJS Purdy language) the Rb8 is tied (again, CJSP language) to the back rank, so that the Pb7 is LPDO, and 3 Rb7! 51 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 221

Black to play and win

GW McEhinny v LR Reitstein , corres, 1959-60

Solution

After trying both 1..Bg3+ and 1…Rg3+, and seeing that neither gets black's pieces 'into' the king, that is especially the h3 square, it is not too hard to see 1…Bf2 which does the job. 16 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 220

White to play and win

P Matale v Y Sutil 2005

Solution

A fairly routine piece of calculation is required here. 1 Rh6+! is a must-try biff. 80 more words

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