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The Weekly Chess Problem, 11th January 2016
Written by Michael McDowell   

Julius Mendheim

Taschenbuch für Schachfreunde, 1814

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Mate in 5 with the pawn

Before the emergence of the modern chess problem in the mid-19th century conditional problems were common, and this is one of the best examples. The mating check must be delivered by the pawn.

My apologies to solvers. I took the problem from a source which gave an incomplete stipulation. The proper stipulation should read “Mate in 5 with the pawn, without capturing the rook”.

Any comments or questions on this problem should be addressed to Michael McDowell using the ‘Contact’ item in the menu on the left.

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