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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #355

June 19, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

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Kozlovska v Cardoso, Ohrid 1971

 

Solution

Not too hard, since the first few moves are obvious, given it is a puzzle position. 1 Qh7+ Nh7[] 2 Rh7+ Kh7[] 3 Rh3+
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If 3…Kg6 4 Bh5+ and 5 Bf7 mate, so 3…Qh5, when 4 Bh5 mates either by withdrawing the bishop or playing Bf7+, depending on Black’s defence.

FEN

5rrk/1p3qpp/p3pn2/2PpBp2/3P1P1Q/P1P1R2R/2b1B1PP/6K1 w – – 0 1

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