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Daily Chess Puzzle

July 6, 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: the game continued 1…Kd4 2 Qd3+: examine


Basman v Wallis, Eastbourne 1965


2 Qd3+ Kd3[] 3 Rd1+ Ke2! and Black wins. 4 Rd6[] gf+ 5 Kh2 f1(Q) and there is no fortress.




8/8/3qp2p/2k3p1/8/3r2pP/2Q2P2/4R1K1 b – – 0 1

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