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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #224

February 4, 2017

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

 

White to play and win

2241

Eggenberger v Schulmacher, Basel 1959

 

Solution

Quite nice today: combining various Purdy themes, like Black’s king being in a net, and Black’s queen being tied to defending e7, with John Nunn’s LPDO acronym, leads to 1 Qd2! and 1-0.

2242

If 1…Qd2 2 Ne7+ and 3 Nf7 mate; Black is helpless. If 1…Nd5 2 Qb4 and now the N is tied to e7.

2243

FEN

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