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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #314

May 6, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

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Bronstein v unknown, simul 1966

Solution

The hardest ones for days. I did the previous seven (there are eight per page, and I photocopied the page) on a walk in the Lake District, but, try as I might, I couldn’t solve this one in my head.

I had to put the pieces on the board, and think, until, suddenly!!, the solution came to me, and very nice it is.

  1. Nf6+ Kh8 2 Ne8+ Kg8 is where I often got to in my thoughts:

3142

 

Only after stuggling did 3Qh8+!! occur to me, and it is mate after 3…Kh8[] 4Rf8 mate.

3143

FEN

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