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Daily Chess Puzzle

June 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: examine 1 Bf6

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Huguet v Simonovic, Paris 1963

 

Solution

Yesterday I gave the solution, 1 Nd5!!, since 1 Bf6, the move I and most people would play without thinking- and which was played in the game, is met by the rocket 1…Qg5+!!

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A tremendous response!

2 Bg5[] Bg5+[] 3 Kb1[] Bh6[] and the game goes on.

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FEN

2r2rk1/4b1p1/p2ppnP1/q5B1/1pn1P3/2N5/PPP4Q/2KR4 w – – 0 4

 

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