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Daily Chess Puzzle

October 19, 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


Minev v Portisch, Halle 1967


1…f4!! brilliant


Letting the bishop in to g4, and thence to d1-b3; or winning the g pawn, which happened in the game after 2 Be4 fg.

After 2 gf Bg4+ 3 Kd2 Nd3 4 Kd1 Bd1




8/3b4/5k2/2pPnp2/1pP4N/pP1B2P1/P3K3/8 b – – 0 58

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