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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #313

May 5, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

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Schultz v Runtermund, Frankfurt 1966

 

Solution

1Rh8+! Bh8[] 2 Qe8+ is a nice example of Purdy’s jump-check theme. In the initial position, examining all jump-biffs would have shown the possibility of Qe8+.
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So, 2…Qf7 3 Qh8+ Qh7[] and now the nice geometry, and long moving 4 Qe8+ Qf7 5 Qe1! wins, threatening 6 Qh1 mating.
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Komodo, by the way, doesn’t have a sense of humour or aesthetic taste: he doesn’t like 5 Qe1, preferring 5g4+, mating one move earlier.

FEN

“2R5/p2r4/1pR5/3qbppk/8/P3QPP1/1P4K1/8 w – -“

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