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Daily Chess Puzzle

August 2, 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

Pos80

Rico Gonzalez v Ballbe Anglada, Gijon 8/8/1995

Solution

1 Bc5+!! deflects the Queen;

Pos81

after 1…Qc5 (1…Re7 2 Be7+ and 3 Qg6 mate) 2 Rg8+! and mates.

Pos82

FEN

r3rk2/6R1/p1p2Pp1/4p3/2q1P3/2p1B3/1P2bPQ1/2KR4 w – – 0 26

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