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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 3, 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

Pos45

Study, unattributed

 

Solution

1 Kg5! to threaten mate with Qh8+, whilst keeping the b pawn pinned, so as to prevent Black from freeing himself.

1…Bg8! seeking to play 2…b5 after 2 Qh8

2 Qf3! Bf7!

3 Qh3! double attack on c8 and h8: 1-0

Pos46

FEN

k7/rpp5/p7/8/7K/1b6/8/7Q w – – 0 1

 

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