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Piece checks next to king. King takes piece, opening discovery on other king.
Piece checks king from further away. Other piece interposes, opening discovery on other king.
that made absolutely no sense at all
A famous gold medal composition by the late Greek composer Stavros Iatridis. White to play and mate in 3 moves.
2.Kxb6!! exposes the white king to no less than EIGHT checks, and every one of them is answered by mate! Even more stunning: 2.Kxb6!! does not threaten anything, but Black is in zugzwang.
Really wonderful-it was composed within just three hours at a thematic Olympic competition.
Wow pfren, that composition is simply wonderful
I heard somewhere that 10^50 possibilities is scientifically considered an infinity, though i might be wrong
10^50 is no closer to infinity than 4.
@pfen - thanks for the post - a truly ingenious composition.
I particularly enjoyed 2... e6 3. Nf6# and 2...g2 3. Nf2# (because the Q is pinned) and 2... Qf5 3. Nf2# because of the double check
Thank you for the feedback guys...
Guess I dont have to post anything.
Thank you, too.
This is a real masterpiece- and suffice to say that my good friend, GM Kotronias, the recordman of Greek National Championships and one of the most respected theoreticians currently, did not know about it some 15 years ago, when I showed him the problem, needed almost a couple of HOURS to find 2.Kxb6!!, and when I told him that a Greek has composed this jewel, he said "you are kidding me- right?".
Has there ever been a Grandmaster chess game where there were triple pawns?
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