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Daily Chess Puzzle

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


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.


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

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