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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #420

August 31, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

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Bach v Botto, Tjentiste 1975

Solution

1 Rg6! fg (1…Qc3 2 Qh7+! 3 Rh6+ 4 Rg1+ and mate) 2 hg Rf7

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I now played the prosaic 1 gf, but in the game there was the spectacular 1 Qf8+! which took me a while to see why it worked.

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It is mate in two: Rh7+ and Nh6 mate. Pretty

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FEN

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