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The Weekly Chess Problem, 18th September 2017
Written by Michael McDowell   

Markus Ott

1st Prize, Schach-Aktiv, 1993

7K/8/8/8/3r1rS1/3p1kS1/1P1p4/3bs3

Helpmate in 3
(2 solutions)

The solver who starts by trying to construct a mating position will discover that it only requires two black moves and two white moves. What is the purpose of the mysterious white pawn?

(Remember that the move sequence in each solution is B W B W B W)

Any comments or questions on this problem should be addressed to Michael McDowell using the ‘Contact’ item in the menu on the left.

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