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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #102

September 14, 2016

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

 

Black to play and mate White

1021

Schatz v Gigold, Hoff 1928

Solution

Whilst I don’t remember this position, I suspect I have seen it, because the mating line was instantly familiar to me: only a moment’s checking was needed to be certain.

1..Qh7+ 2 Rh3 (2 Kg1 Rd3 is prosaically won)

1022

2..Rd1+ 3 Kh2[] Rh1+!

1023

and mate after 4 Kh1 Qh3+ 5 Kg1[] Qg2 mate; or 4 Kg3 Rh3+ 5 gh[] Qh4 mate, or better, 4….Qh4+! 5 Rh4[] gh mate.

1024

Pretty.

 

FEN

7k/pb2q3/1p3p2/2prp1p1/6P1/QP1R4/P4PP1/1B5K b – – 0 1

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