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Daily Chess Puzzle

April 21, 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 : analyse 1 f5 ef 2 e6 d4


Neukirch v Malich, DDR 14.21962



Fairly simple today: after 1 f5 ef 2e6 d4 White wins by 3 Qd4, exploiting the back rank mate.



3r2k1/1R3ppp/4P1n1/5p1N/3p4/2r5/q5PP/3Q1R1K w – – 0 32


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