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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate # 93

September 3, 2016

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

 

White to play and mate Black.

 

Alekhine v Colle, Paris 1925

 

Solution

 

Not too hard today: maybe I have seen this one before, sometime over the years. 1 Qd7! Rd7[] 2 Rh8+

 

(2 Re8+) Kh7[] 3 Rcc8 and mates on h8.

 

To find the positions (I am writing this post on holiday, with only my iPad, and no Megabase) I used Chessbase’s online app: searching for the game, I saw that Alekhine had Colle’s ‘number’:

 

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