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Daily Chess Puzzle

July 30, 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


Soelter v Ophoff, Bielefeld, 1965



1 Qh4! is a lovely move, forcing 1…Kh8, when 2 Qa4! is another nice move, now being a fatal double attack, on e8 and the Rb3: 1-0.



2b3k1/2q3pp/3p1r2/p2PpP2/4Q3/1r1B4/1PP4P/2KR2R1 w – – 0 24


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