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Daily Chess Puzzle

September 21, 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

Abrahams Gerald - Winter William (25...Qa4).jpg


Abrahams v Winter, Ramsgate 29/7/1929



1 Re5+! de [] 2 Re5+ Kd7 (or 2…Kf7 and 3 Re7+ 4 Qh7 mate) 3 Qe5+ Kc6

Abrahams Gerald - Winter William (28...Kc6)

and mate in 3 by 4 Qc5+ Kd7[] 5 Re7+ amd 6 Qc7 mate.

Abrahams Gerald - Winter William (31.Qc7#)



r3kr2/pp5p/3p2p1/4p3/q4P1Q/4R3/PPP3PP/4R1K1 w – – 0 26

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