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Daily Chess Puzzle

May 12, 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

1

Petrosian v Simagin, Moscow October 1956

 

Solution

A well known position;  with a beautiful finish which has occasionally recurred in other games.

1 Qa8+! 2 Qh8+!! and the K-Q are skewered, so 2…Kh8[] 3 Nf7+ is a winning fork.

2

FEN

5k2/p4r1p/3q4/2p1p1N1/P1P5/8/6QB/7K w – – 0 44

 

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