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Daily Chess Puzzle

February 21, 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.

White to play : examine 1 Rb5 fg, as played


Hanninen v a.n.other, simul Helsinki 1957



1  Rb5! fg 2 Qf6+!!


and if 2…Nf6 then 3 Rb8+ Kd7 4 Bc8+ and 5 Be6 mate.




3k4/p2n3r/B1pP2p1/2q1rp2/6P1/2P2Q2/P1P2P2/1R1R2K1 w – – 0 1

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