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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #257

March 11, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

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Stephenson v Brine, England 1962

Solution

Not too hard today: a deflection of the Queen is all that is needed, and either 1 Rd8+ or 1 Qc5 does the trick.

1 Rd8 is flashier, when 1..Qd8[] 2 Qe5

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Then 2…Qd7 (defending g7) but then 3 Qh8+! and 4 Rf8 mate.

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FEN

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