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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 3

White to play and win

Benko v Robey, New York 1963

Solution

In CJS Purdy language, black's queen is tied to defending the Nc6 and Rd1. 29 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 2

Black to play and win

Petrosian v Korchnoi, Moscow 1963

Solution

1…f3! is a better move order than the natural 1…Kg7, met by 2 Rg6+; after 1…f3 if 2 Kf3 then 2…Kg7+ wins the rook. 7 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle

White to play and win

Pavdidis v Koksal, Kavala 2013

Solution

This puzzle isn't from Teschner's book, but was one seen in Malcolm Pein's Daily Telegraph column. 123 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 1

Black to play and win, after white plays 1 Nd4?

R Teschner v P Keres, 1960

Solution

Not too hard today: 1…Qd4 (examine all biffs… 29 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle

After a short pause of a few days, whilst I decided which puzzle book should be my next series, having finished Leonard Reitstein's second book of South African puzzles, I have now chosen. 133 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle

Black to play and win

Gata Kamsky v Judit Polgar, Buenos Aires, 1994

Solution

I am presently half way through volume 2 of Judit Polgar's autobiography; the second volume, 'From GM to Top Ten' is superlative. 136 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle

Black to play and win

Richard Palliser v Jon Shaw, 4NCL 15/2/15

Solution

My favourite move of the year, favourite finish of the year; so far. 107 more words

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