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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #484

November 3, 2017

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


Cervonov v Dumanski, Harkov 1980
Solution 
1 Nf6+ is the obvious first move, after which Black has two choices, 1…Bf6 and 1…gf. 
Both lose in more or less similar ways, but the pretty one is 1..gf 2 ef+ Kf8 3Re8+! Ke8[] 4Qe3+ Kf8 5Qh6+ Qh6[] 6 Bh6+ Kg8 7Re1 and mates. 


FEN 
r1bbk2r/pppp1ppp/7n/3NP2q/1PB5/1Q5P/P4PP1/R1B1R1K1 w kq – 0 1

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