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Daily chess puzzle

July 27, 2019

Today’s problem is from the July 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 has been my custom on this blog for a while, I adopt the style of only saying 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

Dorfman v Tsehkovsky, Tiblisi 1978


1…Ng5+ 2 hg[] Kf2+ 3 Qb3 Qh8 mate.

There are various alternatives, such as 1… Kf2+, each with the same idea.


8/5n2/8/4qp2/2Q4P/1r2k2K/6B1/8 b – – 0 1

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