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Daily Chess Puzzle

December 16, 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: after 1 R7e5 Qe5 from yesterday’s problem

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Denes v Faur, Arpad 1966

Solution

1 Qa7!! Qf6 2 g5! and either the Rb6 drops, or Qf7+ and mates/wins.

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Tomorrow I will look at the move played in the game, 1…Qd6

FEN

7r/p6Q/1r4p1/1p1pq3/2p2kPP/2P2P2/1P3K2/4R3 w – – 0 2

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