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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #403

August 12, 2017

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


White to play and mate Black


Urzica v Ghinda, Bucharest 1975



It took me a short while to see that the way to break through was by deflecting the queen: examine all biffs again: 1 Bd8!


Black must move his Q to a6, to continue guarding e6, when 2 Rg7 breaks through. 2…Kg7[] 3 Qg5+


Kf8 (3…Kh7 4 Bf6 and if 4..Rg8, 5 Qh5 is mate) 4 Be7+ and 5 Bd6 and 1-0



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