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Daily Chess Puzzle

July 14, 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

Pos31

Hayden v Winser, Hastings 1947/8

 

Solution

Yesterday I looked at 1 Qg4, and found it somewhat wanting.

1 Qe6+!! looks likely

Pos36

But it too is wanting: 1…Rd7[] again, as yesterday, and White’s best is a perpetual: Qe8+ Rd8[] Qe6+ Rd7=

White has much better, discussed tomorrow.

FEN

1nkr4/1pp2p1R/1P6/2b3P1/3q1P2/8/1P2Q3/R1B2K2 w – – 0 1

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