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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #473

October 23, 2017

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


Perenyi v Barczay, Hungary 1979
Solution
I think I have seen this position before, and therefore ‘knew’ the solution. I don’t recall where I saw it, but I think it was in an obit/appreciation of Perenyi. I may have listened to this, for instance, and then done some of my own research into this player. Googling to finish this posting found many things of interest, including this.

 
1 Qd7+! or 1 Rc8+! are equivalent. I chose the latter, and after 1…Ke7[] 2 Qd7+


Then it is check, check, check, check…bringing the Rh1 into the hunt too, so that it is 4 white pieces attacking the black king, who has no defenders: like jackals descending on their prey. Black has one of two alternative defences, all of which are treated in similar check, check, check manner, so I will only show the diagrams for one hunt.

He can’t get away ‘the other way’ either:


FEN
k1R2b1r/B2R1Pp1/p2p3p/1p1PpB2/qP6/r4P2/1P5P/1K6 b – – 0 1

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