Take The Short Road

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We've not made much use of the Javascript clock in recent months because we're trying to make our website as cookie-free and Javascript-free as possible, so it can be accessed easily and safely by all. So today's speed problem won't be timed, but you won't find it very hard at all.

BLACK
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WHITE
White to Play and Win

W:W19,20,K22,30,32:B12,13,21,23,K27

It turns out that White can grind out a win with 19-15. That's all well and good, but there's a shorter road to victory. Can you find it? When you have the answer, move your mouse a short distance to Read More and give it a quick click to reveal the solution.null



Solution

19-16 12x19 30-26 23x30 32x16 White Wins.

Black must give up a piece.

Thanks to Lloyd and Josh Gordon for this position, which came up in one of their nightly games.

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06/06/20 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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