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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #479

October 29, 2017

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


White to play and mate Black


Kurho v Horhamer, Helsinki 1980


1 Bf5! was my solution, since the Pe6 is tied to the Pd5 (1..ef 2 Nd5 and it is all over); if 1…Rg8 (since 2 Bg6 3 Qh8+ was threatened) then 2Bg6 Rg6 3 Qh8+ and 4 Qf8 1-0.

The game continuation was 1 Rb7, with a similar idea: if 1…Bb7, 2 Be6 breaks through.


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