Skip to content
Tags

Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #196

December 23, 2016

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

 

White to play and mate Black

1961

 

Aulicki v Formanek, Czechoslovakia 1954

Solution

1 Bf6! is a nice first move. It clears the h file, threatening 2 Qh7 mate, so Black’s tries are limited.  My engine gives it as by far the best, but also says that the simple 1 Rg3 is winning, too.
1…Nf6 2 Qg8 mate
So instead 1…Rf6 (1…Qf6 2 Qh7 mate) 2 Qh8+ Kf7[] 3 Rh7+ Ng7[] 4 Rg7 mate.
1962

 

FEN

r3nrk1/p7/1p2p1pQ/n1p1qp2/7B/P1P4R/4NPPP/6K1 w – – 0 1

Advertisements

From → Chess

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: