The Chess Chef

NM nmpdk
Aug 7, 2015, 8:28 AM |

A quality chess "chef" can "cook" a problem- that is, bust it with an alternate solution. True quality in chess compositions comes from the uniqueness of the solution-- there can be only one sequence of moves which solves the problem. 

Revisiting the Wotawa composition I posted earlier this week, let's see if indeed a strong chess chef, FM Carl Boor, has successfully "cooked" the Wotawa position:

Quite an artistic solution. 

But is there a cook? Let's see an alternative (and much less fancy) solution:

So what do you think? Has this particular Wotawa composition been "cooked"?