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September 3, 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 evaluate 1 Rg7, as played in the game.

Uhlmann v Dely, Budapest 1962

Solution

Whilst 1 Be5 would have kept control and the better game, 1 Rg7?? lost to 1…Rg7 2 Bf6 Qg2+!!. Black follows up with Re1+, mating.

FEN

4r2k/p1p2rpp/1p3n2/6R1/2P2P2/PP1Q1P1q/1B5P/6RK w – – 0 1

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