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Daily Chess Puzzle

September 11, 2018

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: analyse 1 Kf1, as played in the game


Farbood v Panno, Varna Olympiad 19. 9. 1962


1…Qh4! 0-1. Mate follows either by  2…Qf2 if 2 Kg2 Nf4+ 3 Kg1 Qg4+ etc.



r2q3k/1p3rb1/6p1/p1Np3P/3p4/PP1P1N1n/4PP2/2RQRK2 b – – 0 27

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