Chess Problems of 1001 Years ago

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Solution: A modern exercise?

King g7; Rook a2, d2; Knight c3. (4 pieces).

King c1; Roof f6, h6; Knight e5. (4 pieces).

Black to play and win.


1. ... , R f6 - g6 +
2. K g7 - f8 , Rh6 - h8 +
3. K f8 - e7 , R h8 - h7 +
4. K e7 - f8 , ... (If 4 K e7 - e8 or d8, R g6 - g8 is mate.)
4. ... , R h7 - f7 +
5. K f8 - e8 , R g6 - g8 mate

Written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: August 13, 1996. Last modified: September 2, 1997.