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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #348

June 11, 2017

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

 

White to play and win

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Dukic v Tomasevic, 1969

 

Solution

Quite an unusual, and pretty way to win: 1 Qg8! hits the LPDO Rh7, and exploits the fact that the Rd8 is tied to the Nd7, because the Black king is in a net. The words in bold are all CJS Purdy’s language.

Black is forced to play 1…Rf7, when exchanging twice on d7 wins the rook.

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Black doesn’t have a perpetual, so White will consolidate and win.

FEN

3r4/1p1nk2r/3Rpp1B/p1p2q1P/2P5/P5Q1/1P3P2/K2R4 w – – 0 1

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