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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #187

December 15, 2016

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

 

Black to play and win

1871

Pachman v Ujtelky, Toplice 1953

Solution

1…Qf2 simplifies, so the move ‘has to be’ 1….Rg3! (though my engine also likes 1….Qd8, routing the Q to h4, B to f4.

1872

2 Qb6 Bf4 is lethal: one defence which took me a while to see was 3 h4, but 3…Rg6+ (or more less anyhere forces 4 Kh3[] when the retreat 4…Bd7+ is mate.

FEN

6rk/8/pq1p3b/1p1bp2P/1P6/2P3NP/2R2Q1K/4R3 b – – 0 1

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