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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 30, 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


Winz v Videla, Mendoza 1955


Another pretty puzzle. 1 Bc7+! Rc7[] 2 Rb8+ Rc8[] 3 Qe8+! Ke8 4 Rd8 mate.

3…Kc7 4 Qc8 mate is the alternative.



2rk1b1r/1Rp1p3/p3P2p/3p2pQ/5B2/P5PP/4KP2/7q w – – 0 1


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