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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #310

May 2, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

3101

Böök v Halfanarsson, Reykjavik 1966

 

Solution

1 Nd5! and if 1… Qc2, 2 Nc7 mate. So 1…Rc8 when 2 Qb2! Qb5 3 Qa3! is an elegant side-shuffle.
If 1…a6 2 Ra6+ and 1…a5 2 Ra5+
3102

FEN

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