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Daily Chess Puzzle

May 8, 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


Momo v McGowan, Moscow Olympiad 6/9/1956


Not too hard today: examine all biffs leads to 1 Qf8+! and the N fork on d7 wins the LPDO Queen.



4k2r/1p1bn1pp/p1r5/2Npq3/1P6/P2BP3/5QPP/4RRK1 w k – 0 22

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