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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #409

August 19, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

4091

Heffer v Felmy, Hamburg 1975

 

Solution

An unusual variant of the normal breakthrough by d4-d5 (which aims to open the e-file, to prevent Black’s king’s escape.

1 Nh5! Nh5[] 2 Nd5! 1-0

4092

Qh7+ and Qh8 mate follows, or Black loses the Queen.

FEN

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