Chess Problems of 1001 Years ago

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Dilaram's problem - Solution

White:
King a4; Rook h1, h4; Elephant h3; Knight g4; Pawn f6; g6 (7 pieces).

Black:
King g8; Rook b2, b8; Knight c4 (4 pieces).

White to play and win.

The orthodox chess notation is used; E stands for elephant, N for knight, etc.

1. R h4 - h8 +, K g8 x h8.
2. E h3 - f5 +, R b2 - h2.
3. R h1 x h2 +, K h8 - g8.
4. R h2 - h8 +, K g8 x h8.
5. g6 - g7 +, K h8 - g8.
6. N g4 - h6, mate.

If black plays on his second move 2. ..., Kh8-g8, then white plays 3. Rh1 - h8 +, and the game continues as after move 4 above.


Written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: August 13, 1996. Last modified: September 2, 1997.