Test your chess: daily chess puzzle


White to play and win


White missed the winning line in this position, which I saw in Malcolm Pein's Daily Telegraph column. The fact that a world class player missed the line shows it is one to study.


Lenier Dominguez v Rustam Kazimdzhanov FIDE Grand Prix, Baku Sept 2014



At first, I couldn't solve this puzzle, so as is my wont, I tore the positon out of my paper, and carefully, without looking, also tore off the solution.

Clipping in my pocket, it took one standard British unit of time measurement to solve it- the time to make cup of tea, by which time I had the light bulb moment, and had earned a smile. One of the joys of chess to me is to be able to enjoy the little moments when positions are solved, especially as here when they are nice.

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Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in both Bakersfield and the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Currently, Chris Torres has the ranking of candidate master and serves as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.

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