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Daily Chess Puzzle

September 16, 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

Pos142

Belov v Psachuk, RSFSR 1965

 

Solution

1 Qf8+! and if 1…Kf8 2 Bh6+ and 3 Re8 mate; or 1….Kg6 2 Qh6 mate.

Pos143

FEN

8/1p3pkp/2rQ1p2/3b1q2/5B2/P6P/1P2R1PK/8 w – – 0 33

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