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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #497

November 18, 2017

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

 

White to play and mate Black

 

Palin v Brosius, Pula 1980

 

Solution

A classic Sicilian Dragon attack. 1 Nf5


And if 1… gf, 2 g5 wins:


Or if 2…Rg8 a standard mating finish: Qh7+ Rh7+ and Rh1 mate.


FEN

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