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Daily Chess Puzzle

April 11, 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

 

Pos87

Dennison v Pos, Manchester 1978

 

Solution

1 Nh6+

1…Kf8?? 2 Qe7 mate;

1…Kh8 2 Nf7+ Kg8+ 3 Nh6+ Kh8[] 4 fg+

Pos88

4…Kg7[] 5 Qe7+ Kh6 6 Qf6+ Kh5 7 g4+! etc

Pos89

1…gh 2 Qg4+ Kf8 3 Re1

Pos90

3…Re4 4 Qg7+ Ke8[] 5 Re4+ etc

 

FEN

r5k1/pp3ppp/1qp2P2/5N2/3r1p2/8/P1P1Q1PP/b4R1K w – – 0 1

 

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