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Daily chess puzzle

August 30, 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: examine 1 Rd5, as played in the game.

Parr v Roos, date and place unknown.


1 Rd5 loses to 1… Rde8! and the back rank mate threat decides. 2 Re8 Qe8 and it is all over.


2brNr1k/p2q2pp/8/4R1Q1/5p2/8/P4PPP/4R1K1 w – – 0 1

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