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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #117

October 1, 2016

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

 

White to play and mate Black

1171

Keres v Feldschon, correspondence 1932

 

Solution

Not too hard today, especially if after yesterday’s puzzle you are happy to throw away your queen (examine all biffs, Purdy tells us).

1 Qf6+!

1172

1….Kf6[] (else he is just a piece down) 2 Nd5+ Ke6 (2…Kg7 3 Bh6 mate) 3 Rh6+ f6[] 4 Rf6 mate.

FEN

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