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Daily Chess Puzzle

September 2, 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

Nyholm Gustaf - Post Ehrhardt (12...c6).jpg

Nyholm v Post, Berlin 1927

Solution

1 Rh6+ and if 1…gh then 2 Qg6+ exploits the pin, check on h6, g5-g6 and mates next move.

So 1…Re8 but 2 Bf7+ crashes through.

Nyholm Gustaf - Post Ehrhardt (14.Bxf7+).jpg

FEN

r1bq1rk1/pp3pp1/2pp3p/n2Bp1P1/4Q3/2P5/PPP2PP1/R1B1K2R w KQ – 0 13

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