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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #227

February 7, 2017

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

 

Black to play and mate White

2271

Gaprindashvili v Nedeljkovic, Kiev 1959

 

Solution

Not too hard: White’s Queen is tied to the back rank, and his King is in a mating net, so, 1…Rc8! overloads the Queen.

And if 2 Bc4, as played in the game, 2…Rc4 continues the overload.

2272.JPG

FEN

1b5r/4k3/p3p3/4qp1p/P7/2Q4R/4B1PP/7K b – – 0 31

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