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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #277

March 31, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

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Biljonov v Kudrjasov, Moscow 1963

 

Solution

A nice puzzle today, but of the type I’ve seen before: it is obvious that the Q must be sacrificed: the task is to analyse why it works.

So, 1 hg Ne4 2 Bf7+!

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2..Rf7 3 gh+

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3…Kf8 and now the pretty 4 Bh6 wins.

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(4 h8(Q)+ peters out: White is only slightly better in that line).

FEN

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