Patrol chess - solutionIn order to capture or give check, a piece (including kings) must be `observed' by another piece of the same player.
1st Prize Probleemblad 1994
Dedicated to Peter Gvozdjak
White to mate in two moves; Patrol chess.
SolutionThe `try' is 1. c4 x d5, threatening mate with 2. R x e6. If black plays Bd6, then white can mate with Rg3, but there is no mating move after Rh5.
The solution is 1. R x e6, threatening mate with 2. Rg3. If black plays Bd6, then white can mate with 2. c4 x d5.
Note the cyclic mechanism, and several other mechanisms in this first prize winner problem.
Written by Hans Bodlaender.
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