Daily Rome Shot 695


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White to move. I found this to be pretty hard.

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  1. Panterina says:

    White is down the exchange, but has a passed pawn on e6 that is two moves away from promoting. Black can attack the pawn from behind from e2. Can White do something to mess up Black’s plan?

    I tried 1.e7, Re2; 2.Bb7+ and Kc4 is forced, else any King move to the e file obstructs the Black Rook and White promotes. After 2…Kc4; 3. Ba6+ skewers the King and wins the Rook.

    I thought that was it, but then I looked for better moves for Black. I spotted 1…Rh2+ and if the White King moves, then 2…Rh8 controlling the promotion square. I was stumped. It took me a while, but then I found 2.Bh3 If 2…Re2; 3.Bg2+! Kc4 (the Bishop is taboo, and so is any move to the e file as above) 4. Bf1! this time pinning the Rook onto the King from the opposite side. Very nice!

  2. White to move. White is down.

    My attempt.

    1. e7 Rh2+
    2. Bh3 Re2
    3. Bg2+ Rxg2
    4. e8=Q

    Aaron Nimzovitch said that a passed pawn is a criminal that must be held under lock and key.

  3. jaykay says:

    San Giuseppe al Trionfale – dating from only 1912, as the inscription shows.


    Nice to see the formal uniform of the Carabinieri.

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