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Daily Chess Puzzle

September 12, 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.

Black to play: analyse 1…cd, as played in the game


Geir v Olafsson, Reykjavik 1953



1…cd?? loses to 2 Qf7+! and after 2…Bf7, 3 Rc8+ mates.



2r1b1kr/p3Qppp/1p6/2p1N3/3P4/P3P3/1q3PPP/R1R3K1 w – – 0 1

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