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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #307

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

Black to play and mate White

Hodjakov v Martinov, USSR 1965

Solution

A rest day today. 1…Rh1+ follower by another rook sac on h1 (2…Rf1+ and 3…Rh1+) clears the way for 4…Qf1+ and 5…Qg2 mate. 37 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #305

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

White to play and mate Black

Sheinsweet v Bruner, San Juan 1965

Solution

1 Qh6+ is obvious, it being a puzzle from a book.   57 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #306

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

White to play and mate Black

Wachtel v Grimshaw, San Juan 1965

Solution

Quite an optically hard solution, and no wonder that in the game White missed it, and played 1 Qe2, winning prosaically. 23 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #304

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

White to play and mate Black

Durst v Als, Mannheim 1965

Solution

1 Nd7! is a pretty solution: and if 1…Nh5, 2 Nf6+! 26 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #303

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

White to play and mate Black

Yodovich v Zagorovsky, USSR 1965

Solution

Not too hard: 1 Rg4! 34 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #302

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

Black to play and mate White

Lundin v Osterberg, Copenhagen 1965

Solution

1..Qf2+ is mandatory, and wins. 29 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #301

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

White to play and mate Black

Kavalek v Khodos, Sinaia, 1965

Solution

A one move solution: 1 Rd8+! 43 more words

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