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Chess Problem 1994e1f501


Darnall & Handsworth Solving Ty., 1994



1.Rxc3!    (2.Rf3#)

1...e4      2.Se7#
1...Bb4     2.Sxd4#
1...dxc3,d3 2.e4#

A straightforward half-pin introduced by a sacrificial key that also leads to Black’s elimination of an en passant capture. Composed especially for the solving tourney at my chess club.

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