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Daily Chess Puzzle

September 22, 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 v Winter, London 1946



1 Bf8! and Black only has spite checks (since 1…Qc1+ 2 Kh2 and now not 2…Qh6+ becaise of 3 Bf8.

If Pos162





4r1k1/p4p1p/b4Qp1/2BN4/2qP4/6P1/5PP1/6K1 w – – 0 1

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