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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 24 Jun '06 16:53 / 1 edit
    One of my favourite puzzles - that I failed to solve - a missed opportunity from Beliavsky v Ljubojevic, Barcelona 1989.



    Black played 32. ... Bd4 and went on to win many moves later, what did he overlook? You can find the complete game with solution in the kibitzing beneath here: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1092405

    Enjoy.
  2. 29 Jun '06 18:11
    It becomes clearer if you are comfortable with the bishop + bishop mates. However even looking for this possibility the puzzle took some time. Thanks for the puzzle! I will not spoil it for the others
  3. 29 Jun '06 18:17
    Originally posted by Mortadulo
    Thanks for the puzzle! I will not spoil it for the others
    You're welcome. Yes, the theme you mention is the obvious one - but I think the subtler one of 'overloading' is what makes the sequence so fab. Plus, it was a missed win - so if you do spot the win, you've done better than a quality GM did.