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Daily Chess Puzzle

June 20, 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.

Black to play


Huguet v Simonovic, Paris 1963


After 1 Bf6, Black defends, and wins by the glorious 1… Kg8!!


1..Ng4!! also saves Black, and wins; but not 1…Ng6?? because of 2 Qh6+: the g7 pawn is pinned by the Bf6.


5r1k/4b1p1/p2ppBP1/q3n3/1pr1P3/2N5/PPPQ4/2KR4 b – – 0 3


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