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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 16, 2020

Today’s problem is from the Octoer 1979 edition of Chess Magazine. I’ve gone back down memory lane, and enjoyed reading about the then stars, and future ones such as Short and Kasparov.

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

Pos218

 

Halikyan v Hanov, Spartakiad 1979

Solution

1 Bh6! and if 1…Kh6 2 Qh8 mate.

Pos219

 

FEN

8/q4p1k/4pQp1/p1p1P1Bp/4N2P/P7/5PPK/3r4 w – – 0 1

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