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Daily Chess Puzzle

October 8, 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

Pos172

Harrwitz v Sven, London 1851

 

Solution

1 Rg3+ Kh8[] 2 Qh6 Rg8[] 3 Re8! decoy and pin: 1-0/

Pos171

 

FEN

rn1q1rk1/pp3p1p/2p5/3p4/5Q1P/2NP3R/PPP3P1/4RK2 w – – 0 1

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