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Daily Chess Puzzle

April 9, 2019

Today’s problem is from the January 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 going forty years back.


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


Mildenhall v Ardin, Coventry 1978



1 Rf6! Qf6[] 2 Nd5! and if 2…Qb2, a standard mate results: 3 Ne7+ and 4 Qh3 mate.



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  1. phil siddall permalink

    if 2. …Qh6 3. Bg7 Qg7 4. Nf6+ kh8 5. Qh3+ and mates.

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