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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #372

July 6, 2017

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

White to play and mate Black


Razuvaev v Matulovic, Ljubljana 1973


1 Rd7! deflects the Q from defending f6. The main idea is 1…Qd7 2 Qf6+ Bg7[] 3 Bd4!!


Black played 1…Qb6 when 2 Qe5 hits the Qb6 (with the Bf2) and the Rb8 is lost.




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One Comment
  1. If black plays 1…Kg7, his hopes still burn, albeit feebly.

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