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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 6, 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

Ostr1

Ostropolski v Ivanovski,  USSR 1949

 

Solution

A variant of the famous Paul Morphy v Duke of Brunswick finale.

1 Qd7+! Rd7[] 2 Nc7+! Rc7[] 3 Rd8 mate.

Ostr2

FEN

4kb1r/pr1p1ppp/2p5/1N2P1B1/q3n3/P7/1P1Q1PPP/3RK2R w Kk – 0 1

 

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