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Daily Chess Puzzle

December 26, 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

Frischmann Rick - Brown Martin (18...Qxc4)

 

R Frischmann v M Brown, Novi Sad/ 7/11/2006

Solution

1 Nh7! since if 1…Kh7? 2 Rh3+ wins the LPDO Qc4. So 1…Rfc8 to move the rook and protect the queen, when 2 Nf6+  and if 2…gf  3 Rg3+ Kf8 4 Bh6+ Ke8[] 5 Rg8 mate. The Pd6 has a function in the attack.

Frischmann Rick - Brown Martin (23.Rg8#)

 

FEN

r4rk1/3b1ppp/np1Pp3/p5N1/2q5/3R4/PP2QPPP/R1B3K1 w – – 0 19

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