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Daily Chess Puzzle

September 10, 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

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

Taimanov v Huebner, Palma de Mallorca 13/11/1970



The position reached at the end of yesterday’s line.

Now 1 Kf3 Nd1[] 2 c4 traps the N, which is captured after 3 Ke2

Taimanov should have taken the Pf6 in yesterday’s position; he didn’t, and the game was instead drawn.

Taimanov Mark E - Huebner Robert (39.c4)


4k3/p7/1p3B2/2p2P2/7p/2P1n3/6KP/3R4 w – – 0 38

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