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Daily Chess Puzzle

July 2, 2019

Today’s problem is from the June 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.

 

Black to play

Unzicker Wolfgang - Dankert Peter (30.Nc3)

Unzicker v Dankert, Munich 1979

 

Solution

1…Qg3+! and White resigned. It is either a smothered mate after 2hg or if 2 Kh1 then 2…Qf3!

Unzicker Wolfgang - Dankert Peter (30.Nc3)

FEN

4rrk1/1p3pp1/4p3/pPPpP1q1/3Pn2p/2NQPR1P/6PK/6R1 b – – 0 30

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