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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #383

July 20, 2017

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


White to play and mate Black


Plachetka v Zinn, Decin 1974


Not too hard today, because the solution is a familiar pattern.

1 Qh5 and if 1…Nf6 2 Ng4, a point being 2…Nh5 3 Nh6 mate. So 2…gh 3 Nf6+


3…Kh8 4 Rh5 h6 5 Nd5+ is convincing enough. Black has other defences, most of which end in mate.

If 1…gh, then 2 Rg3+ and 3 Nf7++ mate.



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