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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #58

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

White to play and mate Black

Kotrc v Prokes, Bec 1907

Solution

If I were White, this would be one of those many positions were I just “played and hoped”; and if I won, be proud of my skill; or if I lost, would accept that it was just too complicated and I was unlucky. 100 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #57 (2)

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

Or, in fact, a further puzzle from yesterday’s game.

White to play and win

Duras v Olland, Karlsbad 1907… 47 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #57

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

White to play and win

Duras v Olland, Karlsbad 1907

Solution

It would be a crime not to play the first two moves: or at least the first move: 1 R1d5! 61 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #56

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

White to play and mate Black

Capablanca v Roublicek, New York 1907

Solution

Quite an elegant finish, a variant I have not seen before: 14 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #55

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

White to play and mate Black

Vidmar v Teichmann. Karlsbad 1907  (maybe, see below) 33 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #54

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

White to play and win

Teichmann v unknown, 1903

(not worth spending much time on: cooked- perhaps try to find the purported line, and the bust) 97 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #53

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

White to play and mate Black

Chigorin v Znosko-Borovsky, Kiev 1903

Solution

1 Ne7+ is fairly obvious, and if 1…R2e7, 2 Qe7 1-0; so 1…R8e7 when 2 Rd8+ Re8[] 3 Qf8+! 8 more words

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