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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 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; well, actually it isn’t, but when I was trying to find yesterday’s game in Megabase (I didn’t find it) I found this game itself between the two players.

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


Barczay v Pribyl, Decin 27/6/1978


1 c5!  opening c4 and the a2-g8 diagonal for the bishop 1…dc 2 Bc4 Qe7


3 Qd7!! 1-0


1…Bb5 2 Nb5 Nc5 loses to 3 Qd5+ forking the king and the LPDO Nh5; 2… Be5 3 cd cd 4 Nd6!



r2q2k1/1ppb2bp/3pn3/pN5n/2P2p2/2N2P2/PP1Q1BPP/4RBK1 w – – 0 21


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