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Daily Chess Puzzle

October 1, 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.


Black to play

Barriera F - Belkadi Ridha (19.Qf2)

Barriera v Belkadi, Siegen 5/9/1970



1…Bc5! pins and wins: Black wins the house, or mates on e1.

Barriera F - Belkadi Ridha (19.Qf2)




r3q1k1/1b3ppp/p1pb4/1p1n2N1/5P2/1BP5/PP3QPP/R1B3K1 b – – 0 19

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