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A problem where the puzzle element is to the fore, a departure from
Schneider’s usual logical style.
1.Ra2 threatens 2.Be1+ and mate on g3. Black’s best defence is to pin the bishop by 1...Ra6, after which White renews the threat with 2.Kb2, and after 2...Rxa5 follows up with 3.Sg6+ Kg5 or h5 4.Rxa5 mate. The mate is nicely concealed.
Dafydd Johnston: This has its own logic, since Black's strong defence leads to his downfall. But the most memorable thing about it is the piquant mating position.
Peter Niehoff: Impressive key, simply explained.
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