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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 23, 2020

Today’s problem is a variation from one of my recent games.

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

Beardsworth Allan - Gartside Carl (33...Qe4  ).jpg


Allan Beardsworth v Carl Gartside, Macclesfield 13/1/2020


1 Rh8+! Kh8 2 Qh6+ Rh8[] 3 Qf8 mate.

Beardsworth Allan - Gartside Carl (36.Qf8#)

Strong parallels of yesterday’s puzzle from Karpov v Huebner 1979. 

I saw the possible tactic instantly, but Black didn’t play into the line; I wonder if my instant sight was due to recollection from when I was 17? I do remember Montreal 1979 as being a key tournament, and I would have followed Karpov’s games.


6R1/4r2k/2p2pp1/p6p/PnB1q2P/6P1/1P1Q1P2/5K2 w – – 0 34

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