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Daily Chess Puzzle

September 14, 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: played 1 Rh8 a4 2 g5: examine


Polgar, Istvan v Bjerre Dresden 1969



Black wins by 1…Qg1+ 2 Kb2[] a3+! 0-1. After 3 Ka3[] Qc1 is mate.



8/1p2knQ1/1q1pp1p1/p7/2r3P1/1BP2P2/P1P5/1K5R w – – 0 28

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