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Daily Chess Puzzle

August 10, 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.

Black to play


Carro v Rossolimo, 1951


1…Qc1+ 2 Kh2[] Qf4+ is the natural try, setting up a jump-biff on the b8-h2 diagonal, with the Qd6 being LPDO.


3 g3? and 3 Kg1? lose the queen to 3…Nf3+; so 3 Kh1: but then 3…Qf1+ and 4…Qe2, picking up the LPDO Re2.




5rk1/5p1p/3Q2p1/p3n3/4B3/7P/1qP1R1P1/7K b – – 0 1


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