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Chess Problem 1986b8a401


2nd Prize, British Chess Magazine, 1986-1987



1.Sd5!   (2.Bc5 & 3.Sb6#)

1...Bh4  2.Bc7  & 3.Sb6#
1...Re3  2.Rc7  & 3.Sdc3#
1...Bxd4 2.Bxd4 & 3.Sb6#

I don’t compose many problems showing formal themes, so this is one of the few. In the first variation the wB and wSc7 exchange places, while in the second variation the wR and wSd5 exchange places. A double platzwechsel.

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