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August 18, 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: analyse 1..Qf6, as played in the game.

Taimanov v Milic, USSR v Yugoslavia 1966

Solution

Black is lost anyway after e.g. 1 … Ng3+, but 1… Qf6 loses to an under promotion. 2 e7! and after 2..Qd6, 3 e8[N)+ forks king and queen.

FEN

8/5pk1/3QP1pp/p1p4n/8/2q4P/3NK1P1/8 b – – 0 1

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