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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #492

November 12, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

 

Barbakadze v Radionov, Daugavpils 1980

 

Solution

 With a jump-biff of Rc8 mate in the offing, clearing the c-line seems to be a natural priority. So 1 Rb5! is the mov3 which came immediately to mind.


Then if 1…Nb5 the c-line is further cleared by 2Be7+! and after 2…Qe7[] the denouement  3 Qa8+ and mate on c8.


FEN

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