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Daily Chess Puzzle

May 19, 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


Polugaevsky v Antoshin, Leningrad 1956


A nice one today: one has to look fairly deep, but the depth is fathomable.

1 g6! Qg6 2 Rg3! Qd3[] (to protect the LPDO Rd8) 3 Bg5 (double attack on the Rd8 and Qd3) 1-0.


According to my Megabase, this was the only decisive game in the games between these two players.



3rnbk1/5ppp/p3p3/1p2P1P1/7Q/P3B2R/1Pq2P1P/4R1K1 w – – 0 30

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