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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 26, 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, played 1 Ne6, to dissuade 1…Rh3 (because of 2 Ng5+ forking k and r); what happened?

pol1

Polvin v Krejcik, Vienna 1954

 

Solution

1 Ne6 was met by 1…Qh2+! 2 Kh2[] Ng4+ 3 Kh1[]

pol2

3…Rh3+! 4 gh[] Rh2 mate.

pol3

FEN

3Q4/2N3pk/7n/2pPq3/p1P5/Pr6/4r1PP/3R2RK w – – 0 1

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