The Weekly Chess Problem 2016 The Weekly Chess Problem, 11th July 2016


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

Don Smedley (version by Chris Reeves)

2nd Prize, The Problemist, 1977-II


Mate in 2

Something rather easier this time. Colin Sydenham quotes this problem in his recent personal collection (highly recommended – see under Members’ Publications), describing it as one of the finest British two-movers of the last quarter of the 20th century. Solvers should note the cyclic effect contained in the four thematic variations.

The solution will appear here on Friday 15th July.

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

Last Updated on Friday, 15 July 2016 06:26
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