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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #474

October 24, 2017

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


Vaisman v Stefanov, Rumania, 1979
Solution 
Again, as 471, Easy but difficult, in Jacob Aagaard’s terminology. 


1 Qf6!! is obvious, and probably doesn’t deserve the exclamation marks I have given it. 
1…gf[] 2 Bf6+ Bg7[]

and now the key move, 3 Rd7!!, after which everything falls into place. The main point is 3…Bf6 4 Rh7 mate. 3 Rd7!! does deserve the exclamation marks,


If 3…Qe5, then 4 Nf7+ forking the king and queen wins easily. 
FEN 
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