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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #411

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

White to play and mate Black

Medina v Sanz, Olot 1975

Solution

Nice today: 1 Nf5+ is fairly obvious, when 1…Kh5 is best. 35 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #410(2)

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

What move did the players miss in yesterday’s puzzle?

Nikitin v Kuznjecov, USSR 1975

The game continued… 183 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #410

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

And, as with puzzle 404, there is a twist.

White to play and mate Black

Nikitin v Kuznjecov, USSR 1975… 192 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #409

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

White to play and mate Black

Heffer v Felmy, Hamburg 1975

Solution

An unusual variant of the normal breakthrough by d4-d5 (which aims to open the e-file, to prevent Black’s king’s escape. 35 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #408

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

Black to play and mate White

Solution

A position I knew: only recently I have been proof-reading Quality Chess’s forthcoming latest book on Tal, and the position is either in it, or I found it in Megabase when checking something. 37 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #407

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

White to play and mate Black

Novozenjin v Panfilov, Vladimir 1975

Solution

A nice variation on a standard theme: 1 Qh6+! 33 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #406

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

White to play and mate Black

Sotov v Glebov, Moscow 1975

Solution

I found 1 Nb5+ Kb8[] 2 Nb5 which mates in a few moves, but the game’s 1 Qc7! 31 more words

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