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Daily Chess Puzzle

July 12, 2019

Today’s problem is from the April 1979 Chess magazine. I have hundreds (many hundreds) of magazines on my book shelves, and I thought I would dip into them; and thought I would start with going forty years back.

 

As is my custom, I only say which side is to play: and not giving an idea if the move wins or otherwise, unless on occasion I think signposting would be helpful. Instead, the problems are posed with the instruction to decide what you would play, as in a game.

 

White to play

Mariotti Sergio - Panchenko Alexander N (47...Rxd5)

Mariotti v Panchenko, Las Palmas 1978

 

Solution

1 Rb6! and White mates after 1..Qb6 2 Qh8+ Kg6 3 Bh5; interposing 1…Rd6 just adds a further move.

Mariotti Sergio - Panchenko Alexander N (50.Bh5#)

FEN

2Q5/1R6/5q1k/3rnpp1/1P2p3/6P1/4BPK1/8 w – – 0 48

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