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Daily chess puzzle: a present for Christmas Day

December 25, 2017

White to play and win


A puzzle given in Jacob Aagaard’s excellent 2001 book, “Excelling at Chess”


No solution today: instead, take as long as you wish to crack it. For me, it took many sittings, with pieces on the board, before the ‘eureka’ moment occurred, and then it all fall into place.

A beautiful puzzle. “Simple, but not easy” to use one of Jacob’s phrases.


8/8/4K3/8/4p3/4k3/6R1/8 w – – 0 1




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