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Daily Chess Puzzle

August 11, 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

Pos102

Barczay v Sebestyen, Gyor 1954

 

Solution

1 Rc4??  Rb3+ and the Rc4 falls; but 1 Nd4+! is a nice zwischenzug so that after 1…ed, 2 Rc4 Rb3+ can now be met with by 3 Kd4

Pos103

FEN

8/6pp/8/1kPPp3/1pn1P3/1N1K3P/1r4P1/2R5 w – – 0 1

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