Skip to content

Daily Chess Puzzle

November 1, 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: examine 1 Nh4 Ne4+ 2 Ke3  f2 3 Nf3 Kg3 4 Resigns, 0-1, as occurred in the game


O’Sullivan v Walsh, Leinster 1952


1 Nh4?? ( 1 Ne3+)

1..Ne4+?? (1… Nd3+ -+)

2 Ke3[] f2

3 Nf3!


3… Kg3

4 Resigns??

White still has a draw: 4 Ke2, maybe with the idea if needed of Ne1-d3-f2; or with the idea of Kf1 Kf3 statemate.


8/8/8/2n2N2/6kp/5p2/5K2/8 w – – 0 1

From → Chess

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: