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Chess Problem 1998h5e301


Problem Observer, 1998


PAOs b6, e8; g2
VAOs a7, e7; d4, e5

1.Kg4!  (2.Qd3#)

1...Sb2  2.PAb3#
1...PAg3 2.VAg5#
1...Se2  2.Qf3#

In the first two variations Black shuts off a bVA, after which White then mates by a battery mate where the firing piece denies the black hurdle its only escape square. The two white VAOs on the same colour and the two black VAOs on the same colour constitute a large flaw.

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