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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 22, 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

s1

Suta v Sutey, Bucharest 1953

Solution

One I’d seen before, and fortunately recalled the answer, so solved immediately. Maybe these daily blogs are doing me some good!

1 Rg5! since the Qg6 is tied to f7.

s1

1…Qf6[] 2 Qd4!! (not 2 Qe5?? Qe5+ check– and black wins) Rg6[] 3 Rg6 1-0

s2

FEN

r5rk/1p3p1p/p2N1Pq1/5R2/4Q3/7P/1P5K/8 w – – 0 1

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