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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Simple chess puzzle: Does the e pawn have a future here?

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Hi everyone,

Here is a nice simple puzzle for you to brighten up your Thursday. Do you think White's pawn on e6 has a future? How do you think White will play this?

Think for a while and if you still feel stumped or just want to cross-check your answer, simply run the flashplayer to view how the game was played.

Sher-Hitzgerova, Baden Baden, 1997
White to play

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  • At June 30, 2011 at 10:06 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

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