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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #362

June 26, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

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Dvoiris v Spassky, 1972

 

Solution

Yesterday, Timman lost, and today it is Spassky’s turn. Strangely, the game isn’t in Megabase.
1 Bc4+! wins more than the exchange.
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1…Rc4 2 Rd8+ Kf7 3 Qf5+ Qf6
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And now the pretty denouement 4 Re7+!! and mate next move.
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FEN

2rr2k1/1b4p1/7p/p4p2/5b2/2qB4/P1Q3PP/3RR1K1 w – – 0 1

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