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Daily Chess Puzzle

September 30, 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


Lengyel Levente - Sliwa Bogdan Stanislaw (24...Kh8)



1 Rd5 wins the Bf1 since if 1…Bh3, then 2 Qh7+! and 3 Qh5 mate.

Lengyel Levente - Sliwa Bogdan Stanislaw (27.Rh5#)




q4r1k/p3Nppp/1p6/2p5/2P5/1P1R2P1/P1Q2P1P/5bK1 w – – 0 25

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