Skip to content

Daily Chess Puzzle

July 15, 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

White’s best is 1 Be3!!, seeking to force Black’s Queen to no longer control h8, so that after the R on d7 is pinned by the Qg4, Rh8+ will mate.

After 1..Qe3 2 Qg4+ Rd7 (2…Nd7 3 Ra8 mate) 3 Rh8+ and mate after a couple of irrelevant interpositions.

Pos37

And after 2 Qg4+ Qe6 3 Rf7 is the key move, reaching c7:

Pos38

FEN

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

Advertisements

From → Chess

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: