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Daily Chess Puzzle

May 7, 2019

Today’s problem is from the samw game as yesterday.


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

Keymer Vincent - Meier Georg (70...Kg1)

Keymer v Meier, Karlsruhe 24//4/19



Watching live, I was panicking, not knowing how, if I were White, I would win. The chance of messing up was high.

But this position seems instructive.

1 Qe3+! because if 1…Kh1 2 Qe4!

Keymer Vincent - Meier Georg (72.Qe4)

2 Qe4! is the only move:


Black is in zugzwang: 2…Kg1[] 3 Qe1 mate.


Keymer Vincent - Meier Georg (73.Qe1#)


8/8/2K5/1P6/8/5Q2/6pp/6k1 w – – 0 71

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