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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 2, 2020

Today’s problem is from the Moscow Rapid tournament

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

Carlsen Magnus - Utegaliyev Azamat (22...Qd7)


Carlsen v Utegaliyev, FIDE WCC Rapid Open, Moscow 26/12/2019


1 Re4+! fe[] 2 Bf7+ Qf7[] 3 Rf7 Kf7 4 Qd7+ 1-0.

Carlsen Magnus - Utegaliyev Azamat (26.Qd7+)

Magnus made his first round game seem easy.



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