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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 35

Black to play: evaluate 1…f4+ 2 Ke4

Pilskalnieti v Berzinsh, Riga, 1962

Solution

1…f4 is fine, after white should play 2 Ke2, with a probable draw. 52 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 34

Evaluate the position, with white to move

Kamenika v Korne, Riga 1962

Solution

I wonder who finds counting easy? I don't, and have to revert to 'I go there, he goes there, I go there' thinking, more or less. 137 more words

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Why are the squares on chess boards coloured, and why white on the right?

Short answer: I don’t know.

Long answer: I hope to find out. Thank you, to my friend Paresh, for asking me the second question, which has sent me on a happy journey trying to find out. 517 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 33

Black to play and win

Dean v Wallis, Johannesburg 1962

Solution

I solved this one instantly, recognising it, and when I saw that the game was played in Jo'burg, realised why. 46 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 32

Can White save himself?

Friedmann v Paterson, Johannesburg 1962

Solution

Well, actually, no.

The question is almost 'trick', since when you realise white is in schtuck, with g5+ Kh5[] Qh3 mate threatened, the save 1 Qh6+! 273 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 31

White to play and win

D├╝ckstein v Pachman, Varna Olympiad 1962

Solution

I couldn't quite get this puzzle, which, really means, I couldn't get it. I found the winning move, but not the subsequent key rook lift. 252 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 30

Should White take on d6, even though the loss of the Pb2 follows?

(the question as posed in Teschner's book)

Rubin v McLennan, San Francisco 1962… 106 more words

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