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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #470

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Try to find the game: how did the position arise?
Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.
Black to play and mate White… 115 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #469

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


Unzicker v Dankert, Munich 1979

Solution
As I have mentioned before, one problem with ‘Matni Udar’ is that it doesn’t show which player is to win: the first stage is always to work it out. 140 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #468

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


Popov v Novopašin, Bosnia and Herzegovina 1979
Solution
After yesterday’s (and the day before’) interesting puzzle, and easier day today. 70 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #467(2)

Where is the cook in yesterday’s problem?

Seirawan v Barbero, Skien 1979
Yesterday, I gave the solution to this White to play and win problem, but said that I had a shock when writing up the posting that my engine immediately flashed “0.0”. 209 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #467

Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.
White to play and mate Black
-solve the problem, and then find the cook.

Seirawan v Barbero, Skein 1979… 186 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #466

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


Macukevič v Tuček, 1979
Solution
Quite nice, since the first move, 1 Re8+! 64 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #465

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


Saharov v Čerepkov, USSR 1979
Solution
I struggled with this puzzle, but eventually found the game continuation (but see below) 136 more words

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