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Daily Chess Puzzle

April 2, 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


Janice v Udemann, St Louis 1902



1…Bf4+ 2 Nf4 (2 Qf4 is prosaic) 2…f1(N) mate!



6rk/1bp2Q1p/p2p4/1p2p2N/7N/1P1Pb2P/1PP2p1K/8 b – – 0 29

Game Score

For those who might want the score:


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