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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #203

December 31, 2016

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

Black to play and mate White

2031

Druganov v Panteleev, correspondence 1956

Solution

It is fairly ‘easy’ to see what must be done: find a way to clear the b1-h7 diagonal and the b3 square, so that Nb3check can be mate: but how to do it? Especially because White threatens mate in 1.

Eventually I saw the one and one path

1…Qd1+! 2 Rd1[] Ne2+! 3 Be2[] Nb3 mate.

2032

Pretty.

FEN

N3r1k1/pp3ppp/8/2P2b2/1b1P1B2/1qnB1N2/1P4PP/nQK1R2R b – – 0 1

ChessBase Cloud

I have recently upgraded to ChessBase14, and from now, will add puzzles to a Cloud database- or, at least, will give it a try, to see if it works.

http://cloudserver.chessbase.com/MTE3NjQ2/replay.html

 

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