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January Chess Puzzle Answer Key

by Danny Machuca
 
1. Puzzle 1-1-17 (white to move)
 
 
Bardeleben - X
 
1.Qxd8+ Kxd8 2.Bf6+ Ke8 3.Rc8#
 
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2. Puzzle 1-8-17 (black to move)
 
 
Riemann - Anderssen,  1876
 
1...Qxf3+ 2.gxf3 Bh3+ 3.Kf2 Bh4+ 4.Kg1 Re1+ 5.Qf1 Rxf1# 
 
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Puzzle 1-15-17 (back to move)
 
 
9: Paulsen - Morphy,  1857
 
17...Qxf3 18.gxf3 Rg6+ 19.Kh1 Bh3 20.Qd3 f5 21.Rd1 Bg2+ 22.Kg1 Bxf3+ 23.Kf1 Bxd1 24.h4 Rge6 25.Kg2 Be2 26.Qd7 Bc4 27.Rc2 Bd5+
 
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Puzzle 1-22-17 (black to move)
 
 
Janowski - Marshall,  1912
 
1...Qxf3 2.cxb4 Nc6 3.h4 Qh5 4.Be3 Nxb4 5.Qa4 Nc6 6.Kg1 Be6 7.Rb1 Rab8 8.Rb5 Bd5 9.Rh3 a6 10.Rc5 Rbd8 11.Rf3 Ne7
 
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Puzzle 1-29-17 (black to move)
 
 
MacDonnell - Boden,  1869
 
20...Qxf3 21.gxf3 Bh3+ 22.Kg1 Re6 23.Qc2 Ne5 24.Qf5 Bxf5 25.f4 Rg6+ 26.Kf1 Bd3+ 27.Rxd3 Nxd3
 
 
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The theme for this month is Morphy's checkmate pattern.
 
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