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Daily Chess Puzzle

June 19, 2019

Today’s problem is from one of my collection of chess cuttings. For perhaps 20 years I have been cutting articles out to read later, and rarely get round to it. The pile is (or the piles are) now embarrassingly large, so for part of the time I have available for chess I am reading through them, and will blog about interesting things or positions from them.

Where known, I will say where the cutting was from. Normally I will be able to tell this. Sometimes, though, I for example only cut out the puzzle and might not know. Today’s puzzle was in a Daily Telegraph column written by Malcolm Pein.

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

Hou Yifan - Jackson James P (31...gxh5)

Hou Yifan v James Jackson. Douglas IOM 1/10/16



1 Bh6+! Kh6 2 Qf6 mate.

Hou Yifan - Jackson James P (33.Qf6#)

The puzzle was the culmination of a fine attacking game by Hou Yifan.


1rb1rb2/2q3kp/1n1pp3/p1nP3p/p1p1P3/2P1B2P/RPB2QP1/5R1K w – – 0 32

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