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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #73

August 12, 2016

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

 

White to play and mate Black

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Alekhine v Feldt, Tarnopolj 1916

 

Solution

1 Nf7! Kf7 (1..Qc8 and Black loses prosaically) 2 Qe6+! Kg6 3 g4 1-0 There are alternative ways to win: 3 Qf5+, for instance, and Black can also defend, but it still hopelessly lost, by 2…Kf8.

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