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Red to play and win. Red has a pawn and an elephant, and black has a mandarin. Problem from
Variant Chess and a book of C. K. Lai.
Red has a bishop which covers the central file, allowing the king to
move left or right, hence the king and pawn can get control of the
vital d and f files, thereby securing final victory.
- e8 Ge9
- Ke1! Gf0
- d8 Kd0
- Kd1, Ge9
- d9+ Ke0
- Ke1, Gd1
- Kf0! Ge9
- Bc5 Gd0 (if ... Gf8, then 9Kf2, Kf0 10 e9 wins)
- Kf2 Ge9
- Ke2 Kf0
Written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: October 21, 2001.