Skip to content

Daily Chess Puzzle

January 5, 2018

Today’s problem is from the 1972 book “Chess Combination as a Fine Art”, a book based on articles published in the 1950s-1960s by Kurt Richter.

Since the start of 2018, I have decided to adopt the style of only saying which side is to play: and not giving an idea if the move wins or otherwise, unless on occasion I think signposting would be helpful. Instead, the problems are posed with the instruction to decide what you would play, as in a game.

White to play


Polugaevsky v Szilagyi, Moscow 5/6/1960


A nice deflection seals the win. After the obvious 1 Rg1+ Kh6, 2 Bf8+!! gives White time to play (after 2…Rf8[]) 3 Rd3.





r2r4/1p1R3p/5pk1/b1B1Pp2/p4P2/P7/1P5P/1K1R4 w – – 0 31


From → Chess

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: