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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #176

December 3, 2016
Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.
Black to play and win
SIgmund v Eret, correspondence 1951
The easy lines are if the N is taken: 2 hg Rg3+ 3 fg Qg2 mate, is one of several lines ending in mate on g2.
Nicer, and harder, is how to win after 2 Bd5:
it took me a while, but was satisfying, to find the right N checks, which essentially exploit the fact that the Rf1 is tied to defending the Rd1.
2…Ne4+! 3 Kh1 Nf2+ and the tie is revealed
4 Rf2[] Rd1+ and mate next move.
6k1/pp3ppp/6r1/2Pq4/1PB1n3/P3P1P1/1Q1r1P1P/3R1RK1 b – – 0 1

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