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Daily Chess Puzzle

August 1, 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 Red5, as played in the game.

Pos78

Olsen v Jacobsen, Aarhus, 1953

Solution

Easy today: 1 Red5 is a mistake, sicne 1….Qg2+! and after 2 Kg2[] Bc6 pins the rook.

Pos79

FEN

3rk1r1/3bpp2/2Q5/1p1pR2p/3R4/2P3BP/PP3PPK/5q2 b – – 0 1

 

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