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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #190

December 18, 2016

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

 

Black to play and win

1902

Castaldi v Romano, S Benedetto dal Tronto, 1953

(Megabase has the game as being played in 1990: either might be correct: it could well be a veterans’ game, since Castaldi was active in the 1950s.

Solution

1..Nd3+! has to be played, and the N has to be captured, since it is a fork on the Q. So 2 cd Qd3+ and mates.

1903

1904

The game, in Megabase, seems wild: swinging both ways.

 

FEN

7k/pp6/7q/3p4/1B3Q2/P5P1/1nP1r2P/R1K5 b – – 0 33

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