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August 13, 2018

Daily Chess Puzzle

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

Kleist v Wilke Saarbrücken 1958

Solution

1…Qf4! and after say 2 gf, 2…Bg8 traps White’s Queen, and Black emerges material up.

For instance, the final position after exchanges could well be as below, when Black mops up, for instance by …d4.

FEN

r3rk2/p4bbQ/6Bp/3pq3/2p2R2/4PPP1/Pp3P2/1K5R b – – 0 1

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