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Daily Chess Puzzle

July 31, 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: evaluate 1 Be6


von Spreckelsen v Weiss, Hamburg 1964



1 Be6? is poor: 1…Bh2+! 2 Nh2[]


and now not 2…f4 and the game goes on, with White better; but 2…Qf2+!! and it is all over: 3 Kf2 fe+ and the Qc4 falls.



2r2rk1/ppb2p1p/1q2b1p1/3B4/2Q5/2P2N2/PP3RPP/R5K1 w – – 0 1


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