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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate # 45

July 14, 2016

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


Black to play and mate White



Jackson v Marshall, London 1899




This puzzle took me time: the first, if I recall correctly, in the book where I had to set the pieces up on the board, and move them around. And this, despite the fact, that I more or less immediately saw the winning move 1…Kg6: I just couldn’t see the continuation against all defences.

First, the most troublesome one for me: 2 g4 Rg2 (the move which took me a long while to find, having previously looked at 2…Rf3?) and if 3 gf+ Rf5 (again, at first I felt 3…Kf5 with the idea of Re5-e8-h8) and Black mates with either Be7+ or Bf2+.


Next, the pretty one: 2 Bg5 Rf4+!! and if 3 Bf4, 3…Be7+ 4 Bg5[] Bg5mate, or 3…gf Bf2 mate.


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