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Daily Chess Puzzle

December 5, 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



Winde v Ruotanen, corres, Finland, date not known


1..Bg2! us key first key, and after 2 Ng2[]. 2…Nh3+! is the main point. Then after 3 Kf1 Rg2! and 4…Qg6+ mating follows.





rn2q1k1/pbpp2pp/1p2p3/2P2pn1/3P2r1/BQPBP3/P4PPP/R2RN1K1 b – – 0 1

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