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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #272

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

White to play and mate Black

Langer v Gestezy, Madarska 1963

Solution

As yesterday, today’s is fairly standard: sac, sac, check, check, etc. 37 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #271

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

Black to play and mate White

Lepeskin v Kastjerin

Solution

Very standard today: break through on the g file by 1..Rg2+ 2 Kg2 Rg8+ 3 Kh1 Qg5!! 28 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #270

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

White to play and mate Black

Mosionzhik v Listengarten, Moscow 1963

Solution

My engine gives 1 Rf1 as mate in 9, and you can see why “bringing more pieces to the party” is sensible, but some of the engine’s lines are hard to see: 1…Nd4 2 Ng7+! 71 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #269

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

White to play and mate Black

Hartston v Penrose, London 1963

Solution

A game between a giant (Penrose) and another former top player of British chess, William Hartston (nowadays an occasional star of TV’s “Gogglebox”. 82 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #268

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

Black to play and mate White

Pomanjenko v Kurbatov, Harkov 1963

Solution

The first move, clearing the diagonal isn’t hard: 1..Ne1+ (my engine says 1…gh+ and 2…Ne1 are nearly equivalent).   25 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #267

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

White to play and mate Black

Teyer v Bradley, Birmingham 1961

Solution

The first move is fairly easy, 1 Rc6+ Kc6[], when I spoiled things by playing the prosaic 2 Ba4+, which is winning, but 2 Qd5+ is far prettier. 16 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #266

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

Black to play and mate White

Solution

I hope White didn’t have a heart attack after 1…Nf5! 28 more words

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