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Daily Chess Puzzle

October 4, 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


Rubnstein v Girschbein, Lodz 1967



1 Rd7! Bd7[] 2 Nf6+ Kf8


3 Nd5! with a winning double attack: on e7 and h8: 1-0.


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