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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #188

December 16, 2016

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

 

 

Black to play and win

1881

Madsen v Napolitano, corres 1953

Solution

1…Re1+! 2 Re1[] when “chess is double attack” 2…Qd4+ overload the Q: 0-1.

1882

Fritz also likes 1…Re2, when 2 Kf1 Qe8

1883

It is almost zugzwang, and Black has a threat of 3…Rg2; or 3…Re1+ 4 Re1 Qe1 mate: so 0-1.

FEN

6k1/1p1qrpp1/p7/7p/PQ6/8/1PPp2PP/3R2K1 b – – 0 1

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