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Doctors and Chess Players, Singapore

While writing the previous post about Prof Lim Kok Ann, I wondered about other local doctors who are/were also good chess players. There is no association between the two of course – skills needed for chess are not necessarily useful for a physician’s work, and vice versa. 411 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 98

White to play and win

Lutikov v Tal, Kiev 1964-65

 

Solution

 

Another rest day, the most interesting thing about the position is who the loser is. 131 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 97

White to play and win

Keres v Mardle, Hastings 1964-65

Solution

Examine all biffs, and quickly, or probably immediately, 1 Rf7! will come to mind. If 1..Qf7 then 2 Bf7+ and 3 Qh4 1-0, or if 1…Rf7 2 Rf1 and 1-0 soon enough. 12 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 96

Black to play and win

Uhlmann v Yanofsky, Tel Aviv 1964

Solution

This one took me a good while- half a dog walk- before it dawned on me that I was missing something simple. 94 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 95

Black to play and win

Cevallos v Möhring,Tel Aviv 1964

Solution

Straightforward today, and with some similarities to Puzzle number 91; the motif is back rank, or back file, mate, with a sacrifice (and both rook sacrifices) being the enticing mechanism, drawing the king to the h file. 17 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 94

White to play and win

Mazzoni v Minaya, Tel Aviv 1964

Solution

I am writing this blog from my home in Turkey, where we've come for the summer (these blogs are typically written days or weeks in advance). 114 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 93

Black to play and win

Santa Cruz v Uhlmann, Havana 1964

Solution

Very similar to Puzzle number 90, the alignment of the Qa4 and LPDO Qg4 are the key to the combination- Purdy's jump-biff motif again. 35 more words

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