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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #118

October 2, 2016

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

 

White to play and mate Black

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Schories v Leonhardt, Bad Pyrmont 1933

 

Solution

Again, as yesterday, optically hard, but, once seen, very pretty.

1 Nc7! and the LPDO Qa6 forces 1…Qd3, when 2 f7+ mates, because the Nc7 cuts off the Rb7.

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The game continued 2…Kg8 3 Ne6+! Re6[] 4 Qf8 mate which is pretty; my solution was 3f8(Q)+! Rf8[] 4 Ne6+ Kg8 5 Rf8 mate, which is also pretty, but one more move.

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FEN

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