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Daily Chess Puzzle

December 25, 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.


White to play

Palliser Richard - Jones Gawain C B (13...h5)

Palliser v Jones, British Championships Bournemouth 5/8/2016



I watched this game live, over the intrernet, from Turkey. I marvelled at Richard’s audacity: 1 Nd5! met with by 1 …Rc1 2 Qc1; 2 Bc1! was better. 2…ed 3 Ng5 and if 3…Bg6 4 Ne6.

Numerous lines could be looked at, and in the game there was chaos until eventually Gawain triumphed.


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