No.1160 (SD)

Stephan Dietrich (Germany)


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No.1160 Stephan Dietrich

original – 27.11.2016

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white TRf4 MSg5 POg7 black POh8

#4                                                (3+1)
Triton f4
Marine Knight g5
Poseidon g7, h8

12 Responses to No.1160 (SD)

  1. Joost de HeerJoost says:

    Why a marine knight on g5? A pawn works just as well.

    • Seetharamanseetharaman says:

      hm… you are right. g5 is only used a block the black poseidon,so it can be pawn. perhaps the composer wanted an all marine board !

  2. Nikola Predrag says:

    Something is wrong with my perception of the essential features of the position. Not only about White in check, but about how Black could have delivered that check.

    After that, the bizarre Popeye’s “solution”, illegally skipping B1, looks as a minor issue.

  3. Seetharamanseetharaman says:

    I am sorry…. from h6 white is already in check.

  4. Geoff Foster says:

    In the given solution, the first line (with missing moves) is the threat. The full solution is:

    1.POf6! POg8,POh7 2.TRh4 POh8 3.POg6 POg8 4.TRh8#
    2…POg8,POf8 3.TRh8+ POg7+ 4.POg6#

  5. Nikola Predrag says:

    Threat is a real variation AFTER some irrelevant random MOVE. No move, no variation and no real threat since it’s simply impossible.

  6. Seetharamanseetharaman says:

    Is it a no solution after 1…POg8 2.TRh4? POh8! 3.TRh3? POg8! 4.TRh8+?

  7. I find it quite sad that there is long discussion below almost worthless composition, while many worthy problems remain without any comment from readers.

  8. Nikola Predrag says:

    The “almost” worthless composition is not a chess-composition at all in the first place, as being a nonsense with regards to the Chess.

    The discussion is by far TOO SHORT with regards to the serious recent increase of nonsense everywhere.
    But who cares!? 🙁

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