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Chess Problem with Chancellor 1 - Solution

White:
King h6; Chancellor e4; Rook a5, e1; Knight a3, b3; Bishop f8.

Black:
King d5; Rook d7, g2; Knight a2, h5; Pawn b5, c5, c6, d6, f3, f4, g5, h7.

White to mate in two moves.

The chancellor is a piece that has the combined moves of rook and knight (in the same manner as the queen has the combined moves of bishop and rook).

Solution

1. R e1 - e3. While this does not give a threat to give mate in one, after every move of black, white can give mate.


Written by Hans Bodlaender.
WWW page created: March 3, 1997.