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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #116

September 30, 2016

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

 

White to play and mate Black

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Rees v Klarwatter, Rotterdam 1932

 

Solution

Optically hard to see, but as soon as you see it, it is 1-0.

1 Qd8!

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Very pretty. My engine tells me that Black is winning after every single other move White can make.

FEN

2R2rk1/3Qr1pp/4pp2/3nN3/6P1/6Bq/PP3P1P/6K1 w – – 0 1

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