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Daily Chess Puzzle

December 3, 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: examine 1…Bf8 2 Re5 c5 as played in the game

Larsen Bent - Lehmann Heinz (32...Bf8)

Solution

3 Re6! 1-0, since 3…Ke6 is met by 4 Bh3+ skewering king and rook.

Larsen Bent - Lehmann Heinz (35.Bh3+).gif

FEN

2r2b2/2p2k2/4b1pp/2R1p3/4P2P/2B1P1P1/5PB1/6K1 w – – 0 33

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