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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #463

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

-try to solve the puzzle, but also try to ‘cook’ it. There is a partial cook.


Terentiev v Radzenko, Sochi 1979

Solution

Like yesterday’s puzzle, a rook move interferes with Black’s pieces coordination. 1 Rd6! disconnects Black’s Qb6 from his Nf6. After 1…ed[] 2 Nf6+ Kg7


3 Neg4! and Black’s defences are breached. 


Partial cook
However, my engine sees it differently. 1…Qb2!, after which its assessment is only +1.2. Its main line is 2 Nf6+ ef 3 Nd7 Rfd8


You then quickly get into the land of computer moves. 4 Rd2! Rd7! 5 Rd7! Nc3 6 Qc4 Ne2+! 7 Kh1[] Qa2! and Black is fighting. Certainly, I wouldn’t be confident of winning the position after 1…Qb2 if playing White vs Carlsen. 

 
FEN 
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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #462

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


Starke v Okrajek, Leipzig 1979
Solution 
Given it is a problem, 1…Rc3! has to be the initial move: 2 bc[] and the Qb3 is cut off, permitting 2…Be3! and Qh3-Qg2 can’t be prevented. 


I would say it is an odd position, since Black is already a piece up, so really ‘anything wins’.
FEN 
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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #451

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


Fuller v Steedman, Chester 1979
Solution 
Quite pretty today. 
1 Ng6+ exploits the fact that 1…fg? 2 f7+ is terminal. 
So 1…Kg8[] when 2 Ne7+ Kh8[] 3 Qh6 Rg8



And now the coup de grace 4 Qg7+! 
4….Rg7[] 5fg is a very efficient mate. 


FEN 
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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate # 460

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


Friker v De Vila, Catanzaro 1979
Solution 
A nice one today, used some geometry. 1 Bb7+! deflects the black queen to b7, so that 2 Qe8+ forces 2…Ka7
Then 3 Bd4+ wins the Queen, and at the end the LPDO Ne1 drops off.  



FEN 
k1B5/5Q1p/6p1/4B3/2p1q3/b5PK/5P1P/4n3 w – – 0 1

Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #459

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

Aleksandrov v Jegircev, USSR 1978
Solution 
Not too hard today. First, removal of a defender by 1…Rc4! 2 dc[]. Then 2…Ne3+ brings one more piece into the arrack, and after 3 Kh2[] Qg3+! 


it is mate next move. 
4 Kg3[] Be5 mate. 


FEN 
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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #458

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


Westerinen v Sigurjonsson, New York 1978
Solution 
1 Qg7+! forced by Black’s dire threats, but winning. 1… Kg7[] 2 Bd8+!! 


2…Kh8 (2…Kh6 3 Rh3 mate)

3 Rg8+!


3 ?..Rg8[] 4 Bf6+


and 5 Bg7+ 6 Bd4+ 7 Rg7+ 8 Bb2 +-


FEN 
1r3rk1/3Q2pp/p3p3/6B1/3np3/6R1/PqP1B2P/3K2R1 w – – 0 1

Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #457

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


Zek v Borcz, Warsaw 1978
Solution 
1 Qh5! and 1-0: the Nf6 is tied to h7. 


FEN 
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