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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #294

April 17, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

2941

Keres v Bronstein,  Zurich 1965

Strangely, this game isn’t in Megabase: or at least I couldn’t find it.

Solution

I chose 1…Nc2!, which Komodo gives as -3.5: If 2 Rb1 then 2..Rab8 3 Qd5 Rb4+! is the “point”.

But Bronstein played 1..Qb6! assessed as -15: same idea, after the Qs are exchanged, Nc2+ forks the king and LPDO Ra1.

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FEN

r4rk1/pQp2p1p/5p1b/2q5/K2nPp2/2PP4/PP5P/R1B2B1R b – – 0 1

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