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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 26, 2020

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

Han Yichen - Ray Hiya (28...c3)


Han, Yichen v Ray, Hiya, BCF under 12 championships, Hull 4/8/18


1 Kg5! to trap the king; 1…h6+ 2 Kh5 Be2+

Han Yichen - Ray Hiya (30...Be2+)

and cleanest is 3 Bf3 and Black’s king is in a mating net.


BR1R4/p4pkp/b3p3/4P3/5K2/2p5/P5PP/qN6 w – – 0 29

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