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Just too difficult....
I think I may know the moves...
It certainly wasn't easy, but I managed to solve it. The key to finding the first move is to notice how all of the obvious tries fail. 1.Nc4? fails to 1...c2, while 1.Ne4 fails to 1...Kd3. Also, 1.Qb5?! (cutting off d3) is a move too slow after 1...c2 2.Ne4 c1=Q 3.Qd7+ Ke5 4.Qd6+ Kf5 5.Qf6#. It was this last variation in particular that led me to the correct line:
1.Qd7! Kd3 2.Qf5+ Kd2 (2...Kd4 3.Nb5#) 3.Nc4+ Kc1/d1/e1 4.Qxb1#
1...Kc5 2.Nc8! Kb4 (else 3.Qd6+ Kb5 4.Qb6#) 3.Qa4+ Kc5 4.Qc4#
1...Ke5 2.Ne8! Kf4 (else 3.Qd6+ Kf5 4.Qf6#) 3.Qg4+ Ke5 4.Qe4#
1...c2 (or any other move) 2.Ne4+ Ke5 3.Qd6+ Kf5 4.Qf6#
The middle two variations are of course the most thematic, and they are mirror images of each other. A well composed problem. :)
Apologies for just noticing that some brave soul had solved this beast. Well done cobra91! a trophy wings its way towards you.
I played the fried liver attack!
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My first win against Computer 4
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Players who move fast in long time control games
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Can everyone please get a clue about what is and is not the Fried Liver
by wayne_thomas 8 minutes ago
White can mate in 2??
by Kakamou12 12 minutes ago
cheating (by playing for a draw)
by pt22064 13 minutes ago
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The Red NOJ Dubrovnik II
by stevethedrummer 16 minutes ago
Shh, Quiet Bobby, an absolute KILLER move !
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CT-ART 6.0 - PLEASE HELP!
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