Skip to content

Daily Chess Puzzle

February 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


Fischer v Durao, Havana 28/10/66



Part of my chess education. I haven’t checked, but presume this is in Bobby’s memorable games collection, since I instantly knew 1 Na5!, the point being a pretty smothered mate if 1…ba (Black didn’t play it, and carried on a pawn down).

2 Nf6+ Ke7[] 3 Rb7+ and mates.



2nrkb2/5p2/1pr1p1pp/p1p1P3/P1N1NPP1/1RP4R/1P2K2P/8 w – – 0 33


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: