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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 29, 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

b1

Barczay v Pribyl, Lublin 1969

 

Solution

1 hg! Bg5 2 Rh7! Rh7 (2…Rf8 3 gf+ or 3 g7) 3 gh Bf6

b2

4 Bg5!! 1-0

b3

FEN

r2qk2r/3bbp1p/pnn1p1p1/1p1pP1NP/2pP4/P1P3P1/1PB1QP2/R1B1KN1R w KQkq – 0 1

 

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