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Daily Chess Puzzl

March 13, 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

Szabo Laszlo - Dozsa Paul (37...dxe5)

Szabo v Dozsa, Budapest 28/5/1962


1 Ne6! fe 2 Rc7+, 3 Rc8+, 4 Rh8 and either the d-pawn queens, or White is an exchange up, with a winning advantage.

Szabo Laszlo - Dozsa Paul (41.Rxh8)

If 1…Re8 (which is better than 1…fe) then 2 Nc5 or 2 Rc7, and White is better.

I will return to this problem tomorrow.


7r/5p1k/6p1/3Pp1P1/p3PN2/Pp4n1/1P6/1KR5 w – – 0 38


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