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Daily Chess Puzzle

August 29, 2019

Today’s problem is from the C.H.O’D. Alexander’s 1973 book”The Penguin Book of Chess Positions”, a book I devoured (and loved) as a child.
I thought I would use it for more of my daily training.


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, after Black here played 1…g6

Frydman Paulino - Vidmar Milan Sr (15.Nxd5)

Frydman v Vidmar, Budapest May 1934



1 Ne7+ Qe7[] 2 Bc4 Rc4 3 Bg5 and Vidmar resigned, the pin is lethal.

Frydman Paulino - Vidmar Milan Sr (19.Bg5)

If 3…Kg7 4 Qh6+ Kg8 5 Qh4 Kg7[] 6 Ng4: pins and wins.



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