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Daily Chess Puzzle

February 1, 2019

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

pos4

Bagdasarov v Bronstein, USSR 1961

Solution

1…Qe4+!! is the pretty way Bronstein concluded the game. White’s king is drawn into a mating net.

pos5

FEN

6k1/2p5/1p1p4/3P2Pb/r1P5/P1RKP1R1/1Q6/5r1q b – – 0 1

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