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Daily Chess Puzzle

July 9, 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: evaluate 1…d5


Gligoric v Myagmarsuren, Havana Olympiad 1966


1…d5? as played loses: 2 Qe7 Nc6 (the idea) 3 Nd5! zwischenxug and if 3…Nd5 4 Qg5! double attack wins: Black resigned here.



r4rk1/1pqbbppp/p3pn2/3P4/PnB5/1PN2N2/1B2QPPP/R2R2K1 b – – 0 14

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