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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #414

August 25, 2017

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

 

Black to play and mate White

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Esnaola v Galonska, 1975

Solution

Examine all biffs leads to the solution: 1…Qg3+!

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and White’s King is mated after 2 Kg1 Rf1mate, or the main point 2 Kg3 Nf1.

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Of course, 1..Nf1+ is a more natural move to consider, perhaps followed by 2…Qg3: so 1…Qg3 also reverses the move order, always a good solving technique to try.

FEN

4brk1/2R3p1/p5q1/1p5p/7N/2QNn2P/1P4PK/8 b – – 0 1

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