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Daily Chess Puzzle

May 19, 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.

Black to play




Whilst 1…Bb2+ is winning (my engine says 2 Kd2 c4), 1…Bc3! locks the king into the mating net. 2 bc bc 3 Ka1 and now 3…Na3+! 4 Kc1 Nc4! and the game is over.



1r4k1/5pbp/p2p2p1/qnpP4/1p4P1/1B2QP2/1PP4P/2KR3R b – – 0 1

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