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The Weekly Chess Problem, 10th February 2014
Written by Steve Giddins   

Marcel Tribowski

1st Prize, Probleemblad, 2000

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Helpmate in 6.5; 2 solutions

This week's problem is a tougher-than-usual solving challenge, just to get you in the mood for the upcoming final of the Winton Capital British Chess Solving Championship (WCBCSC), which take place at Eton College on Saturday 22nd February. It is a two-solution helpmate, in 6.5 moves, which means that White moves first (unusually for a helpmate), and Black is mated with White's 7th move.

Of course, there are no clues given at the WCBCSC, but, being a generous chap, I can tell you that I first saw this problem in an article by David Shire in the July 2003 Problemist, entitled “Echoes for Everyone”. I trust that helps...

Any comments or questions on this problem should be addressed to Steve Giddins (our Libarian and Archivist) using the 'Contact' item in the menu on the left.

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