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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #194

December 21, 2016

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

 

White to play and mate Black

 

Abolsky v Rosso, Buenos Aires 1954

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Solution

1 Rf7! is the pretty first move, though my engine says that 1 Ne6 is also 1-0.  If 1…Bf7 then 2 Rg6+ and mates.

1942

If 1…Bh6, then 2 Ne6 Kf7 3 Bd5 is gruesome; or 2 Bd5 is Fritz’s choice.

FEN

r3rbk1/2R2p2/2R1b1p1/1p1p2Np/3B2n1/1P1P2P1/4PPB1/6K1 w – – 0 1

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