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Daily Chess Puzzle

July 15, 2019

Today’s problem is from the April 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.

 

White to play

Pos140

Capablanca v Botvinnik (?)

Solution

1 f4! and mate next move: the position is mate in 2.

Pos141

The magazine puts a question mark to the players, and I can’t see the game in Megabase 2019.

FEN

2rr4/pb1R1pp1/2p1pk2/2B1N3/2P5/1P6/P4PPP/1B4K1 w – – 0 0

 

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