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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 28, 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.

 

White to play

Pos77

Keller v Jasser, corre 1976-78

Solution

1 Q8d4! – a move which took me a while to see; but once seen, it is “obvious”:  Bh6 follows, with mate on g7.

The main line is 1…Nd4 2 Bh6 Ne6 3 Qe6! and if 3…fe 4 Rf8 mate.

Pos79

FEN

3Q1rk1/pq3p1p/2n2Qp1/2p3B1/3b4/8/6PP/5R1K w – – 0 1

 

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