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Daily Chess Puzzle

May 22, 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

4

Contoski v Heisler, Minneapolis 1965

 

Solution

1 Bf7+! Kf7 (1…Rf7 2 Ne6 Qe8[] 3 Nd5 +-) 2 Ne6!! 1-0

5

2…Ke6 3 Qd5+ Kf6 4 Bg5 mate; 2…Qe8 3 Nc7 Qd8[] 4 Qd5+ 1-0

 

FEN

r1bq1rk1/1p1nppbp/p2p2p1/n7/3NP2P/1BN1BP2/PPPQ2P1/R3K2R w KQ – 0 1

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