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Daily Chess Puzzle

August 31, 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

Markland Peter Richard - Klundt Klaus (15...Kg6)

Peter Markland v Klaus Klundt, Madrid 16th March 1971


1 Rh3[] threatening Qh5+ Bd7 2 Ne4! 1-0

Markland Peter Richard - Klundt Klaus (17.Ne4)

A deadly final move, hitting the LPDO Bd6, stopping Kf6 and threatening Qg4+ mating.


r1b2r2/pp3pp1/2nbp1k1/q5N1/3P4/1R6/P4PPP/2BQ1RK1 w – – 0 16

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