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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #498

November 19, 2017

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


White to play and win


C McNab v P Hammer. Malta Olympiad 1980



 The backward move 1Qb1 might normally be hard to see, but here White’s Queen is restricted, so finding it is easier. 

If 1…Ke7 2 Qb4+ Ke8 3 Nc7+ wins the queen. 


5qB1/p2b4/Np1kpp2/nP1p2p1/P2P4/4P1P1/5PK1/1Q6 b – – 0 1

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