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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 12, 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


Balogh v Pogats, Budapest 1957


1…Qg3! and White’s position collapses.

2 hg Rf1+ 3 Kh2[] Ne1 and the game is over.


If 4 Qb4 (say) Black has a mate by 4…Rh1+ 5 Kg4 h5 mate.



5rk1/pp5p/4p1p1/4P3/2pP2q1/3nPrN1/PP1Q2RP/5RK1 b – – 0 1


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One Comment
  1. In your final solution you need to add Nf3+ and Kh3 before Rh1+

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