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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #418

August 29, 2017

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

 

Black to play and mate White

1

 

Betjonski v Pirogov, Moscow 1975

Solution

The Marshall wins (I would bet good money the position arose from a Marshall).

1…Re1! and mate or ruinous material loss occurs.

2

If 2 Qe1 2…Qh5 mate; 2 Re1 Qg2 mate.

FEN

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