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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #280

April 3, 2017

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


White to play and mate Black


Taimanov v unknown, simul 1964


1Bc4! is obvious, and after the forced 1…Qc4, 2 Rg7+ and 3 Be5!! set up winning discoveries.

Or, one of my readers (Andy Reeve, of Stockport chess club) has pointed out that 2 Be5! is even better, winning the queen or mating.



2r1r1k1/1R5p/p5p1/2pqn3/8/2B5/1PQ1B1PP/5RK1 w – – 0 1

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One Comment
  1. andy reeve permalink

    I think the answer is different Bc4: Qc4: Be5:Qc2: Rg7+ Kh8 Rf8+ Rf8:Rg6+ Rf6 Bf6#

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