Friday, 13 April 2007
Friday chess puzzle
Here's the first "Friday chess puzzle" on Chess Tales.
I was shown this position earlier this week, and it's allegedly from a blitz game between a young Capablanca and World Champion Emanuel Lasker in 1914. Tim Krabbe casts some doubt on whether it's an actual game position, or something the pair cooked up in the game post-mortem. Either way, it's a great position, and even featured on a Cuban stamp.
The question is: How does White (to play) force a quick win?
(Answers by Wednesday to roger AT 21thoughts DOT com)
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