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The Weekly Chess Problem, 13th April 2015
Written by Michael McDowell   

I. A. Aleshin

2nd HM., Shakhmaty v SSSR, 1946

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Mate in 2

In the Stocchi block theme, named after the great Italian composer Ottavio Stocchi, at least three selfblocks on a flight square lead to mates which are separated by dual avoidance. This neat example is enhanced by the clever means by which the key piece is restricted to one square. The result is a highly unified problem.

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