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Daily Chess Puzzle

October 7, 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

Matulovic Milan - Zvetkov Aleksandar (33...Qxe5)


Matulovic v Zvetkov, Varna Olympiad 15//91965


1 Qa8+ Kg7[] 2 Qh8+! and 3 Nf7+-4 Ne5 1-0

Matulovic Milan - Zvetkov Aleksandar (35.Qh8+)



6k1/p4p2/4p1p1/1p1pq1N1/3n2PP/3K4/P4P2/2Q5 w – – 0 34

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