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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #231

February 11, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

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Ulvestad v unknown, Florence 1960

Solution

A very special puzzle: very pretty, and everything “works”. I hope the position wasn’t composed, but you never known when a GM plays an unknown.

1 Qf8+! Kf8[]. 2 Rd8+! the first really pretty move, deflecting the Nc6 from e7.

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2…Nd8 3 Nh7+ Kf7 4 Rf7+

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4..Kg8[] 5 Rg7+ Kh8[] 6 Rf7+ Kg8[] 7 Rf8+ Kh7[] 8 Rh8 mate.

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FEN

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