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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #210

January 20, 2017

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

 

Black to play and mate White

2101

unknown v Rossolimo, 1957

Solution

Again, not too hard: 1…Rd1 and the Rb1 is tied to the Qb2, and with Bf2+ and Rh8 mate threatened, it is 0-1.

Best perhaps is 2 Bb7+ Kb8! 3 c4

2102

3..Rf2! 0-1: 4 Qf2 Qb1.

The book gives 3…Bf2+, thinking it wins after 4 Qf2 Rf2 5 Rfd1 Rb2, but simply 5 cb and White is winning: and easily. Quite an odd oversight, even pre-computers.

FEN

k4r2/bp4p1/3p4/Pq1B4/3rP3/6P1/1QP2PP1/1R3RK1 b – – 0 1

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