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A problem by Hungarian Grandmaster of Composition György Bakcsi which shows a
striking and humorous idea.
The solution will appear here on Friday 22nd July.
1.Sc7 (threat 2.Se6) 1...Rf6 2.Kxb7 (threat 3.Sa6) 2...Sb4 3.Bxe5 (threat 4.Rb5) 3...Sc3 4.Bxd4. White mates on the most heavily guarded square in the diagram!
Jacob Hoover: I agree; this is actually quite humorous the way White causes the black pieces to "trip over each other", so to speak.
Dafydd Johnston: The initial position looks like a parody of Nimzowitsch's principle of overprotection. It doesn't look likely that Black will lose control of the focal point d4 in 3 moves, but simple one-move threats force Black to take away two guards on each move. An amusing sequence of interferences.
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