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Daily Chess Puzzle

November 29, 2018

Today’s problem is from one of my recent 3 minute online blitz games.

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


adityass v allanbeardsworth, 3 minute blitz, 23/10/2019


1…Nd3 throws the N onto a square that is unprotected, but since the Rd1 is tied to defending the Rg1, the N can’t be captured. Qb2 mate is threatened, so that the Nd4 can be captured next move: 0-1.



2kr3r/1p4p1/p3pp1p/Q1n4P/2PN2P1/8/PP3q2/K2R2R1 b – – 0 1

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