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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate # 87

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

White to play and win

Alekhine v Kussman, simul New York 1924

Solution

The first move, and Black's best reply are obvious. 61 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate: Maltese Cross pattern

A break for a day. A few weeks ago, whilst on holiday in Turkey, I posted this position on my Instgram, Facebook and Twitter ( 189 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate # 86

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

White to play and mate Black

Reti v Bogoljubov, New York 1924

Solution

A position I knew, from my chess education. 13 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate # 85(2)

Yesterday, I posted this problem, from Dragoslav Andrić's book Matni Udar, the puzzle book that I am presently working through.

White to play and mate Black… 204 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate # 85

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

White to play and mate Black (with a twist)

Hartlaub v Walle, Bremen 1923

Solution

'Fairly' standard today: just a bit of calculation required to put the moves into order, and one pretty move at the end. 41 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #84

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

Black to play and mate White.

Serbasin v Sozin, Novogorod 1923

Solution

The first problem in the book that I totally failed with: 1…Qb6!! 58 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate # 83

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

White to play and mate Black.

Morra v unknown, Nica 1923 (I assume Nica means Nice, France). 124 more words

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