SUNDAY PUZZLER Loyd Logic (Level: Advanced) White to move and mate in 3
Composed by Samuel Loyd, Chess Monthly, 1859.
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First Cairns Cup
The first ever Cairns Cup is taking place at the St. Louis Chess Club, Feb. 5-16. This 10-player round robin includes some of the world’s strongest female players and a $150,000 prize fund.
Commentators include: GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Maurice Ashley and WGM Jennifer Shahade.
Following is Elisabeth Paehtz (2466) vs. Alexandra Kosteniuk (2532), featuring a Benoni where Black manages to confuse things just enough:
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6
3.g3 c5 4.d5 exd5
5.cxd5 d6 6.Nc3 g6
7.Bg2 Bg7 8.Nf3 0–0
9.0–0 Re8 10.Bf4 h6
11.Re1 g5 12.Bd2 Bf5
13.h4 g4 14.Nh2 Qb6
15.e4 Bg6 16.e5 dxe5
17.Nxg4 Nxg4 18.Qxg4 f5
19.Qe2 Nd7 20.h5 Bh7
21.g4 e4 22.gxf5 Bxf5 23.Bf4 Nf6 24.d6 Kh7 25.Qd2 Qc6 26.Rad1 Rad8 27.Nd5 Nxh5 28.Bh2 Bd4 29.Ne7 Rxe7 30.dxe7 Rg8 31.e8Q Qxe8 32.Kh1 (D)
Position after 32.Kh1
32 . ... Rxg2! 33.Kxg2 Qg6+ 34.Bg3 Bg4 35.Qc1 Bf3+ 36.Kh2 Nxg3 White resigns