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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 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


Suni  v Alivirta, Helsinki 1957


A well known motif; I wonder if I learnt it from this game itself?

1.. Rh1+!





5…Rh8 mate




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