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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #213

January 24, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

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Dorazil v unknown, 1958

Solution

I wouldn’t be surprised if this were an odds game, though it could have been a Scotch gambit. Anyway, either the move suggested in the book, 1 Ne5! or the move I chose, 1 Bf7+, win easily.

I prefer 1 Bf7+: after 1…Kf7 2 Ne5+ exploits the Nc6 being tied to the Qd8

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The game continuation is prettier, but isn’t forced: 1 Ne5 Qd1 2 Bf7+ Ke7 3 Ng6+ Kf7  4 Nh8 mate.

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FEN

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