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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #166

November 23, 2016
Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.
White to play and mate Black
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Crustoph v Muth, Hamburg 1948
Solution
Examine all biffs: 1 Bc6+
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and if 1…Kd8. 2 Qd7mate, so 1…Qc6[] when 2 Rf8+!
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2…Kf8 (2…Rf8 3 Qe7 mate) 3 Qe7+  (3 Be7+ is probably a move or two faster, but Qe7+was the line I worked out when solving the puzzle) Kg8
And now they standard mating moves 4 Qe6+ Kf8[] 5 Be7+ Ke8 6 Bf6+ Kf8[] 7 Qe7+
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and 8 Qg7 mate.
FEN
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