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Daily Chess Puzzle

November 22, 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

Pos5

Sreeves v Rudd, 4NCL 11/11/18

 

Solution

1 h8(Q) is an unusual final move, and therefore hard to see. The King is tied to f7, so 1…Kf7 2 Nf7+ forks king and rook; and the Rd8 is tied to the Bd7, so Black resigned.

Pos6

FEN

2rr4/pp1b1pkP/1q2p1p1/2bnN3/8/3B4/PPPBQP1P/1K1R3R w – – 0 21
wKb1,Qe2,Ne5,Bd2,d3,Rd1,h1,Pa2,b2,c2,f2,h2,h7/bKg7,Qb6,Nd5,Bc5,d7,Rc8,d8,Pa7,b7,e6,f7,g6

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