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August 21, 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.

White to play

Horne v Mardle, Hastings, 1953

Solution

1 Nc4! and after 1…Rd3, 2 Rd3! and White ends up the exchange up, with a winning position.

FEN

k2r4/ppn5/1qpN2p1/4P3/7p/3Q4/PP4PP/3R3K w – – 0 1

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