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Daily Chess Puzzle

December 19, 2019

Today’s problem is from an old edition of Chess Magazine. I don’t know which one, because, as is my habit, from time to time I photocopy a page to solve on walks or on trains etc; and my copy doesn’t show the magazine date.

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 played 1…b3: what was White’s elegant win?

Tan Zhongyi - Goryachkina Aleksandra (49.Kg2)



Tan v Goryachkina, Baku Olympiad 13/9/2016


After 1..b3 White played the lovely 2 Qe7+ Kg8 3 Qb7! and Black resigned.

Tan Zhongyi - Goryachkina Aleksandra (51.Qb7)

Very pretty.



8/6kp/1qPQ2p1/8/1p5P/6P1/5PK1/8 b – – 0 49

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