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Daily Chess Puzzle

March 20, 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.


Black to play

Bouaziz Slim - Miles Anthony John (45.c7)


S Bouaziz v Tony Miles, Rigs Interzonal 11/9/1979


A well know classic turnaroud: Tony saved a lost position, and even won after1…Rh3!; White’s previous move, 1 c7, was the losing blunder.

After 1…Rh3, White’s King is dragged into the open:

Bouaziz Slim - Miles Anthony John (49...Bxg5+).jpg

the end position

The Chessbase graph shows the story:




5bk1/2P2pp1/p7/8/1p4Pp/5P1P/P1RR1QK1/1q5r b – – 0 45

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