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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #358

Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.

 

Black to play and mate White

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Palme v Niedermayr, Linz 1971

Solution

Not too hard today: 1…Be4 2 Qe4[] Qg1+! and mates after 3…Rc1+ etc.

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FEN

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #357

Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.

 

White to play and mate Black

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Calobort v Balbe, Spain 1971

 

Solution

A rest day. 1 Qb7+ Nb7[] 2 Nc6+ Ka8[] 3 ab+ Kb7[] 4 Ra7 mate.

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FEN

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #356

Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.

 

White to play and mate Black

 

Kijukin v Giergiel, USSR 1971

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Solution

This is almost a study position, because everything ‘works’. It is a long mainline, but quite linear, so I was pleased to be able to see it through to the end.
1 g6 fg 2 Re6! Qh4
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3 Rc6+ Kb4[] 4 a3+ Ka4[] 5 Rc4+! bc[] 6 Bc6 mate.
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FEN

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #355

Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.

 

White to play and mate Black

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Kozlovska v Cardoso, Ohrid 1971

 

Solution

Not too hard, since the first few moves are obvious, given it is a puzzle position. 1 Qh7+ Nh7[] 2 Rh7+ Kh7[] 3 Rh3+
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If 3…Kg6 4 Bh5+ and 5 Bf7 mate, so 3…Qh5, when 4 Bh5 mates either by withdrawing the bishop or playing Bf7+, depending on Black’s defence.

FEN

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #354

Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.

 

White to play and mate Black

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Czerniak v Whiteley, 1971

Solution

1 Ng6+! and 1…fg more or less forced, else Ne7+ forks the king and queen.

Now since Black threatens mate in one (Qg2+), White must play forcing moves, i.e. here checks: so 2 Qh7+ Kh7[] 3 Rg7+ and mate in a couple of moves.

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FEN

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #353

Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.

 

White to play and mate Black

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Horvath v Eperjesi, Hungary 1971

Solution

Nice, if not too hard.

First, 1 Rd7!, to break the Black Queen’s line of sight to the Pf7; 1…Bd7[]; then sacs on g7, and mate with the two Knights: 2 Qg7+ Rg7 3 Rg7+ Ng7 4 Nf6+ Kh8[] 5 Nf7 mate.

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FEN

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #352

Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.

 

Black to play and mate White

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Durth v Koch, Germany 1971

Solution

Quite nice today: just at my limit of vision, with Knight’s harder to imagine a few moves deep.

1…Qg2+! 2 Ng2 Nf3_ 3 Kf1 (3 Kh1 ? Rh2 mate) 3..Nh2+ 4 K-either Nf3+ 5 Kf1[] Rh3 mate.

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FEN

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