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Chess Problem 1994e3d501

BDS & Michael McDowell

2nd Comm., Phénix, 1994


LEOs b2,c3; a6
PAO c1
VAO c7

1.LEh8! (2.Sc3#)

1...Kc6  2.LEh1#
1...Kc4  2.LEg8#
1...Ke5  2.LEh5#
1...LEc4 2.Sf6#

The into-the-corner key gives the black king three flights on two lines. All the mates after the flights are given by the key-piece, producing a duel between the black king and the white LEO. Apart from having to use two white LEOs (which are nevertheless both fully utilised), the construction worked out rather well.

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