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Daily Chess Puzzle

February 23, 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

Pert Nicholas - Haria Ravi (18...b5)


Nick Pert v Ravi Haria, Newport Pagnall 5/11/2016


This one took me a while, to get the moves in the right order, making it “work”, but it was nice when it all clicked.

1 d5! ed[] 2 Re8

Pert Nicholas - Haria Ravi (20.Rxe8).jpg

2..Re8 3 cb! ab[] 4 Nd4!

Pert Nicholas - Haria Ravi (22.Nd4)

and White is dominating. Black chose 4…Ne5 which was met by 4 Be5 de 5 Nc6 ba 6 Qa4

Pert Nicholas - Haria Ravi (25.Qxa4)



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