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Daily Chess Puzzle

January 29, 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

Howell David - Ahuja Akshaya (16...Kh7)


D Howell v A Ahuja, Harrow 9/9/2018


1 Rf6! is automatic, and the only question is if 1…Be7 defends; but 2 Rh6+ gh[] 3 Qh6+ Kg8[]

Howell David - Ahuja Akshaya (19...Kg8).jpg

4 Bf4, 5 e5, 6 Ne4 bring more pieces to the party: 1-0.


r4r2/1p1q1ppk/2pb1n1p/p7/P1B1P1bQ/2NP4/1PP3PP/R1B2R1K w – – 0 17

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