White to Play

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Published in Chess Puzzles

We’re going to follow an old game section by section this week. It’s a miniature from 1910. The opening moves were 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0–0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.dxe5 Nxb5 7.a4 Nd6? Better is 7...d6 8.e6 fxe6 9.axb5 Ne7 with either 10.Nc3 or 10.Ng5 with a very spirited game. Now it’s your turn to decide White’s move.

The contestants, btw, were Wahltuch – Palmer. The right move in this position was 8.Bg5! Bad is 8.exd6 Bxd6 9.Re1+ Be7 and Black's a pawn up with a solid position. Stay tuned for the exciting next phase of the game!


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