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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 6, 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


Bulat v Smederevac, Kranj 1958


1 Rg7+! Kg7 (otherwise it is a disaster for Black) 2 Qg2+ Kf8 (2…Kh8 3 Nf7 mate) 3 Eh7!


3…Nh7 4 Nd7+! Rd7 (4…Kf7 5 Qg6 mate) 5 Qg7 mate.

A nice fairly forced line.



4r1k1/pp2b1pp/q4n2/2prNP2/P4P2/1P1P3R/1BQ4P/6RK w – – 0 1


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