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Daily Chess Puzzle

September 9, 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: examine 1 Bf6

Taimanov Mark E - Huebner Robert (34...Ke8)

Taimanov v Huebner, Palma 13/11/1970



Taimanov didn’t play 1 Bf6, because of 1…Rg2+ 2 Rg2[] Rg2+ 3 Kg2 Ne3+

Taimanov Mark E - Huebner Robert (37...Ne3+)

More tomorrow on this.


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