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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #249

March 1, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

2491

Vorobil v Marek, 1961

Solution

Clearly, 1 Rg7+! is the first move to be considered, and after 1…Kg7, how to break through? A little thought leads to 2 Rf7+! – examine all biffs would get there, if it weren’t obvious.

2492

FEN

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