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Daily Chess Puzzle

September 5, 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

Zukertort Johannes Hermann - Englisch Berthold (46...Ke8)

Zukertort v Englisch London 21/5/1883

 

Solution

1 Qb5! Qb5[] 2 c8(Q)+ Kf7[] 3 Qe6+!

Zukertort Johannes Hermann - Englisch Berthold (49.Qxe6+)

3…Ke6[] 4 Nc7+ Ke5 5 Nb5

Zukertort Johannes Hermann - Englisch Berthold (51.Nxb5)

and White managed to win: see Megabase for the remainder of the game.

FEN

4k3/p1P3p1/2q1np1p/3N4/8/1Q3PP1/6KP/8 w – – 0 47

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