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Chosen by Michael McDowell
Sample Problems - Favourite problems
 

Mark Kirtley

1st Prize, The Problemist, 1986

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Selfmate in 8

Reason for choice: A severe case of homesickness! From the solving viewpoint, the black force must first be brought under control before White can think of setting up a mating position. When the rook returns to a1 to continue guarding the a-file, a pattern emerges... Highly thematic, humorous, skilfully composed, a wonderful gem which once seen is never forgotten!

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2011 14:50
 
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