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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate # 30

June 29, 2016

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

White to play and win

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Janowski v Amstmann, Paris 1892

 

Solution

 

First moves easy: 1 Qa7+! Ka7[] 2 ab+ Kb7[] 3 Ra7+.

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Now, 3…Kc8 4 Rc7 mate, so 3….Kc6[], met again by 4 Rc7+ Kb5[]. Visualising this position sufficiently well to ensure there was a mate was hard for me, but after not too long I saw ‘just keep on checking’: 5 c4+

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Kb4 6 Nc2+ forces the King to the a line, when 7 Ra1 is mate.

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