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Daily Chess Puzzle

October 30, 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


Krahnstover v Seyferth, Bitterfeld 1957



1 Qf6!!


which should be 1/2-1/2, but Black, shocked by 1 Qf6, played 1…Kg8?? and resigned after 2 Qg6: 1-0.


7k/6q1/6r1/7K/6pP/6P1/5Q2/8 w – – 0 1

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