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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #408

August 18, 2017

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

 

Black to play and mate White

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Solution

A position I knew: only recently I have been proof-reading Quality Chess’s forthcoming latest book on Tal, and the position is either in it, or I found it in Megabase when checking something.

1…Qg5! and the LPDO rook drops off because the Q is tied to defending it and e1, and can’t defend both.

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FEN

5rk1/p3Rp1p/6p1/Q7/4Pqb1/8/P1R2PPP/3rN1K1 b – – 0 25

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