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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 23, 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


Krylov v Tarassov, USSR 1961



One which I suspect most of my readers, like I did, will see instantly. Quite a standard theme of sac, sac and mate.

1 Qg8+! Kg8[] 2 Rh8+ Kh8[] 3 Bf7 mate.




5kr1/ppp1r1pR/1q1p1p2/1b3P1B/4P3/1Q6/PPP3P1/1K5R w – – 0 1

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