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Chess Problem 1982c8d501


2nd Prize, The Problemist, 1982 (v)


H#2 (b) bPf6->e3
PAO a6
VAOs a7; a4

a) 1.Qg1 VAf2 2.Rb6 Se3#
b) 1.Qh6 PAg6 2.Bb6 Sf6#

During my early years composing, I composed lots of fairy problems and, in those days, couldn’t computer test them. This problem was the only one of them to win a prize, but it was also the only one that, in later years, the computer found fault with. There was a cook. This diagram is a version I produced many years after it had won its prize.

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