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Albuquerque Journal - - PUZZLES -

SUN­DAY PUZ­ZLER Loyd Logic (Level: Ad­vanced) White to move and mate in 3

Com­posed by Sa­muel Loyd, Chess Monthly, 1859.

Lo­cal note

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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

Ed­die Wy­ck­off

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