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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #115

September 29, 2016

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

 

White to play and mate Black

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Balogh v Gtomer, Prague 1931

 

Solution

Since it is a puzzle, you have to try 1 Qb7+ (in a game, I might be more careful with my Queen) and once seen, it is fairly easy it is check, check, check…mate.

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In the game, Black resigned after 1..Kb7 2 Bd7+

(My first solution had been 1 Ba6, which wins equally well, but is less flashy. After 1…Qb7+ Black can of course grovel on with 1…Kd8, but he is still in an awful plight.

FEN

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