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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 63

White to play and win

Teschner v Gereben, Reggio Emilia, 1963-64

Solution

Black threatens mate on b2, so force is needed, and it is not hard to see the first move, 1 e5 (examine all biffs) after which 1…de is forced (1…Qe5 drops the queen to 2 Nf7+ forking). 116 more words

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My chess sets: tin magnetic set

This is an occasional series of postings inspired by a brief discussion on the flight home from Turkey this summer. The flight attendant saw I was reading a chess book (quelle surprise) and, just making polite small talk, said she also liked playing chess, saying that depending on whether other crew members played, she would play on stopovers. 87 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 62

White to play and win

(problem slightly flawed: Black can defend; but a good work-out to see the line played in the game, and then find the better defence) 208 more words

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My chess sets: M&S Christmas set

This is an occasional series of postings inspired by a brief discussion on the flight home from Turkey this summer. The flight attendant saw I was reading a chess book (quelle surprise) and, just making polite small talk, said she also liked playing chess, saying that depending on whether other crew members played, she would play on stopovers. 98 more words

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My chess sets: pound store magnetic set

This is an occasional series of postings inspired by a brief discussion on the flight home from Turkey this summer. The flight attendant saw I was reading a chess book (quelle surprise) and, just making polite small talk, said she also liked playing chess, saying that depending on whether other crew members played, she would play on stopovers. 118 more words

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It's Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 60

White to play and win

Darga v Duckstein, Clare Benedict, Lucerne 1963

Solution

(firstly, a slightly different design today, and in the next few days. My blog is hosted on wordpress.com and the site has refreshed their blog writing facility, and I wanted to try it, as an alternative to the Blogsy app which I have used on my iPad for years. 75 more words

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My chess sets: pound store set

This is an occasional series of postings inspired by a brief discussion on the flight home from Turkey this summer. The flight attendant saw I was reading a chess book (quelle surprise) and, just making polite small talk, said she also liked playing chess, saying that depending on whether other crew members played, she would play on stopovers. 105 more words

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