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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #458

October 8, 2017

Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.  
White to play and mate Black


Westerinen v Sigurjonsson, New York 1978
Solution 
1 Qg7+! forced by Black’s dire threats, but winning. 1… Kg7[] 2 Bd8+!! 


2…Kh8 (2…Kh6 3 Rh3 mate)

3 Rg8+!


3 ?..Rg8[] 4 Bf6+


and 5 Bg7+ 6 Bd4+ 7 Rg7+ 8 Bb2 +-


FEN 
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