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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 31, 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

In this edition, the 16 year old me appears a couple of times, the one which brings back most memories being:


Atherton’s winning team, captained by the much missed Mike O’Hara, was led by now FIDE Vice President Nigel Short, pictured here with me some years earlier [will update if I find out when this clipping was taken]


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.

Today’s problem is taken from this era

Black to play

Potts AW - Beardsworth Allan (28.Qb5)


1…Rd8, and the pin wins.

Potts AW - Beardsworth Allan (28...Rd8)


2n2rk1/3q1p1p/3N2p1/1Q6/8/1P6/5PPP/3R2K1 b – – 0 28

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