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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #327

May 19, 2017

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

 

Black to play and mate White

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Koskinen v Kasanen, Helsinki 1967

Solution

Very enjoyable: finding the order of moves to deliver mate was tricky, but I eventually found the path.

1..Qb4+!! 2 Bb4[] Rd2!! The star move.

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In problem-solving terms, this move is bound to have a term: any of White’s captures causes a different mate.  (Update: thanks to GM Luke McShane: it is a Novotny <meta http-equiv=’Refresh’ content=’0; URL=”https://mail.aol.com/webmail-std/error?code=ERR14&chm=true&ssm=true”‘/>Oops! It appears that JavaScript has been disabled in your browser, and this application’s great experience relies on JavaScript to function properly.

Say 3 Qd2 Nc2+!! 4 Qc2[] ab mate.

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FEN

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