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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #139

October 24, 2016

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


Black to play and mate White


Koch v Zollner, Munich 1938


Since it is a problem in a puzzle book, you have to look at 1…Ra2! and calculate 2 Na2. I chose 2…Qa3+ 3 Kb1[] and tried to make 3…Qa2+ work, but 3…Qa2 is ??; instead 3…Nb3! or better  2…Nb3+! is the way to win.


If 3 cb then 3…Qa3+ and it is easy; or 3 Kb1 Nd2++.


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