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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #212

January 23, 2017

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

White to play and mate Black

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Heemsoth v Heissenbuttel, German championships (1) 1958

Solution

It is clear that the solution is a “line clearance” so that Qg7+ can be played, mating. But how? A little thought shows the first move has to be (has to be: it is the only winning move) 1 Rc5![]

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1…Qc5 2 Rg7+ and 3 Qg7 mate. Nice.

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FEN

2r2r1k/4ppRp/p4n1P/6R1/2q1p3/8/PpN5/1K4Q1 w – – 0 1

(1) the book says “Zap. Njemacka” which using google translate seems to be “commander Germany” which I have presumed is “German championships”.

I have also corrected White’s surname to Heemsoth

 

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