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Daily Chess Puzzle

May 18, 2019

Today’s problem is a past edition of Chess magazine; I don’t know which one, which I photocopied the page, and it doesn’t have the magazine date on it.


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

Maisuradze N - Punnett A (18...Kxg7)

Maisuradze v Punnett, Hastings 29/12/16



1 Nb5! clears the line for the R to swing over; 1…ab[] 2 Rg3+ Kf6[]

Maisuradze N - Punnett A (20...Kf6)

and now 3 Qg5+ is apparently mate in 4, which 4 Rg6+ takes a further move, as does 4 Qh6+


1nb2r2/r1q1p1k1/pp1p4/2pP1p1Q/P3P2P/R1N5/1PP2PP1/5RK1 w – – 0 19


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