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Problem 178938

 

Casa, Alex

Die Schwalbe, Mar 1954
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Solution: 1...Nxc5 2.Rb4#[A] 1...bxc5 2.Rxf4#[B] 1.c8Q? (2.Rxf4#[B]/Rb4#[A]) 1...Re7/Rh7/Nxc5/Ng3 2.Rb4#[A] 1...Nb2/c2/bxc5 2.Rxf4#[B] but 1...Rc7! 1.c8R? (2.Rxf4#[B]/Rb4#[A]) 1...Nb2/c2/bxc5 2.Rxf4#[B] 1...Nxc5/Ng3/Re7/Rh7 2.Rb4#[A] but 1...Rc7! 8 tries skipped
1.Rxb5?? (2.Rxf4#[B]) 1...Nxc5 2.Rb4#[A] but 1...Ng3! 1.Qxf4+?? 1...Kxd5 2.Qd6# but 1...Kxc5! 1.Qe5+?? 1...Kxc5 2.Ne7#/Nb4# but 1...Kxe5! 1.Ne7?? (2.Rxf4#[B]/Rb4#[A]/Qd5#/Nc6#) 1...Nb2 2.Rxf4#[B]/Nc6#/Qd5# 1...Nxc5/Ng3 2.Rb4#[A]/Nc6#/Qd5# 1...Rxc7 2.Rb4#[A]/Rxf4#[B]/Qd5# 1...bxc5 2.Rxf4#[B]/Nc6#/Qxf4#/Qd5# but 1...c2! 1.Nxf4?? (2.Rb4#[A]/Ng2#/Ng6#/Nh5#/Ne6#/Nd3#/Qd5#) 1...Nb2 2.Ng2#/Ng6#/Nh5#/Ne6#/Nd3#/Qd5# 1...Nxc5/Ng3/Nh2 2.Rb4#[A]/Ne6#/Qd5# 1...bxc5 2.Ng2#/Ng6#/Nh5#/Ne6#/Nd3#/Nd5#/Qd5# but 1...c2! 1.Nf6?? (2.Rxf4#[B]/Rb4#[A]/Qd5#) 1...Nb2 2.Rxf4#[B]/Qd5# 1...Nxc5/Ng3 2.Rb4#[A]/Qd5# 1...bxc5 2.Rxf4#[B]/Qxf4#/Qd5#/Qe4# but 1...c2! 1.Nb4?? (2.Rxf4#[B]/Qd5#/Nc2#/Nc6#) 1...Rxc7 2.Rxf4#[B]/Nc2#/Qd5# 1...Ng3/Nxc5 2.Nc2#/Nc6#/Qd5# but 1...c2! 1.Nxb6?? (2.Rxf4#[B]/Rb4#[A]/Qd5#) 1...Rxb6 2.Rxf4#[B]/Rb4#[A] 1...Nb2 2.Rxf4#[B]/Qd5# 1...Nxb6 2.Rxf4#[B] 1...Nxc5/Ng3 2.Rb4#[A]/Qd5# but 1...c2!
1.Nxe3[C]? (2.Nc2#) 1...Bxe3[a] 2.Rb4#[A] 1...Nxe3[b] 2.Rxf4#[B] 1...Kxe3 2.Qe5#/Qd3# but 1...c2! 1.Nxc3[D]! (2.Nxb5#) 1...Bxc3[c] 2.Rxf4#[B] 1...Nxc3[d] 2.Rb4#[A] 1...Kxc3 2.Qd3# 1...bxc5 2.Qf6#

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