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Daily Chess Puzzle

April 13, 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.

Black to play


Vinagre v Durao, Ribeira 1956


Not too hard today. Examine all biffs means the first move your eye is drawn to is 1…Rh2!, with the follow up 2 Kh2[] Rh8+.


The, 3 Kg1? Rh1 mate, so 3 Bh3 g4 0-1. One line is 4 Be1 Rh3+ 5 Kg1[] g3! mating.


2kr3r/p7/1p2p3/3pPnp1/2pPb1B1/P1P5/1RP2B1P/5RK1 b – – 0 1


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