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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle #339

White to play and win

Hort- Garcia, Hastings 1974

Solution

Fairly easy today: 1 Rg4! forces the exchange of the rooks, leading to a won N v B ending. 12 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle #338

White to play and win

Urzica v Ghinda, Romania 1974

Solution

The first move is a nice biff: 1 Bd6! driving the queen away, by 1…Qa6. 40 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle #337

White played 1 Nf7: evaluate; and also consider alternatives

Schneider v Dieks, Manila 1974

Solution

Easy part first: 1 Rf7+ is a simple win.

1 Nf7? 34 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle #336

White to play and win

Karpov- Korchnoi, Candidates final 1974

Solution

If you are, like me, a child of the Fischer revolution, then you grew up with Karpov-Korchnoi. 50 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle #335

Black to play and win

Examine: 1..Rh5 2 Bh5 a4 3 Nh3 b3 4 cb ab 5 a3. What happened next?

Sax-Kestler, Nice Olympiad 1974… 93 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle #334

Black to play and win

Jones v Dueball, Nice Olympiad 1974

Solution

A difficult, and a nice one, today. It took me a while, and I doubt I would have seen it in practice, but the stunning 1…Re1!! 31 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle #333

White to play and win

Ljubojevic v Padevsky, Nice Olympiad 1974

Solution

Not too hard today: forcing biffs work, in a single line. 1 Nf6+! Bf6[] 2 Qf7+ Bg7[] 3 Ng5+ 1-0; if 3…hg[] 4 h6 and mate next move.

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