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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #353

June 17, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

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Horvath v Eperjesi, Hungary 1971

Solution

Nice, if not too hard.

First, 1 Rd7!, to break the Black Queen’s line of sight to the Pf7; 1…Bd7[]; then sacs on g7, and mate with the two Knights: 2 Qg7+ Rg7 3 Rg7+ Ng7 4 Nf6+ Kh8[] 5 Nf7 mate.

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FEN

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