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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #180

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

White to play and mate Black

 

Udovćić v Szabados, Zürich 1952

Solution

Fairly simple today, 1 Ng6+ hg [] 2 Rh5+ gh[] 3 Qh5 mate. 26 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #179

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

White to play and win

Young v Szabados, 1952

Solution

I failed with this one, missing the key move in the winning line, and therefore choosing something else. 99 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #178

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

White to play and mate Black

Pitljakovski v Szukszta, Varšava 1952

(I assume Varsava is “Warsaw”; Megabase has the game instead as having been played in Katowice). 27 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #177

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

Black to play and mate White

Korodj v Benko, Madarska 1951

Solution

1…Ne5! has to be the first move, since it is a puzzle- I probably wouldn’t have been able to wade through all the lines had it been a game, though I think I would have seen sufficient to ‘give it a go’: since the worst case for Black is the position hasn’t worsened. 54 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #176

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

Black to play and win

SIgmund v Eret, correspondence 1951

Solution

Examine all biffs: 1….Ng3! 93 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #175

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

Black to play and mate White

Freze v Schröder, Maribor 1951

Solution

For a while, I couldn’t work out if it was White or Black to play and win, and wrongly worked on it being White. 61 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #174

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

White to play and mate Black

Cetković v Molerović, 1951

Solution

The LPDO Qa2 and the alignment of it on the second rank with the Qe2 ( 45 more words

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