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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 26, 2019

Today’s problem is from the March 1979 Chess magazine. I have hundreds (many hundreds) of magazines on my book shelves, and I thought I would dip into them; and thought I would start with this magazine from forty years back.

Magazine cover

As is my custom, I only say 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


Rodriguez v Andersson, Calella 1978


1…Ng4! 2 hg Rd4!


3 Nf6+ Bf6 4 Rf6 Rd1+ 5 Kf2[] Qe3+ 6 Ke3[] Kg7, and after the rook moves, Black wins another pawn- either the c pawn, a pawn, or g pawn!



3r2k1/pp4b1/1qp3bp/4n1p1/3NN1P1/1PP1Q2P/P5B1/5RK1 b – – 0 1


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