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Daily Chess Puzzle

December 15, 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

19

Denes v Faur, Arpad 1966

Solution

1 R7e5!

so that if 1…Rh7?? 2 Re4+ de[] 3 Re4 mate.

20

Tomorrow we will look at what happened after 1…Qe5, as played in the game.

 

FEN

7r/p3R2Q/1r3qp1/1p1pp3/2p2kPP/2P2P2/1P3K2/4R3 w – – 0 1

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