Skip to content

Daily Chess Puzzle

February 27, 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: evaluate 1 Qb7, as played in the game (but don’t take too much time on this problem, for reasons discussed)



Furman v Viatcheslav Osnos, Leningrad 1964


1 Qb7 a6 2 Rac1 Nd5 3 Nc3 Nf3+! and the double attack wins: Bh2+ or Qh4 win.


Alas, the position is cooked 2 g3 and White is fine; and 3 g3 or 3 Rc7, and again the game goes on.



r4rk1/ppb1qppp/4pn2/4n3/NP6/P3PQ2/3B1PPP/R2R1BK1 w – – 0 1


From → Chess

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: