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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #179

December 6, 2016
Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.
White to play and win
Young v Szabados, 1952
I failed with this one, missing the key move in the winning line, and therefore choosing something else.
The puzzle book’s solution is 1 Bg7!:
1 Bg7!! Rh4[] (else Black is just a piece down)
2 Qh4+!! Kh4[] 3 Bf6+! [] g5[]
And here I couldn’t find the finish. The winning move is the only winning move, all others draw or lose:
4 Bc3!! and Black is in zugzwang.
Study like.
However, Fritz tells me that the simple 1 Re4! wins: the Ng7 is en prise. 1…Rd4 2 Re2 Rh5 3 f4+ 1-0. for instance.  If 1…Qf1 say, then 2 Bg7 is a simple win, but apparently 2 Qg3+ Kh6 3 Bg7+ is mating.
8/6n1/p5p1/Pp4kp/1PrB3R/5P1Q/4q1PK/8 w – – 0 1

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