No.780
Vitaly Medintsev 
(Russia)

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No.780 by Vitaly Medintsev – A nice idea, presented in a light form! (JV)


No.780 Vitaly Medintsev
Russia

original – 15.04.2015

Solutions: (click to show/hide)

white ke5 qf5 rg7 black kc4 rf7 bg4h8 ph4

hs#3           b) Ph4→c3          (3+5)


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Mike Neumeier
Mike Neumeier
5 years ago

I like the facet in a), where 1…Rb7 distinguishes itself from try 1…Ra7, which does not work due to inability of realizing the self-block at b4. Chessboard not big enough to show the bishop going to a2 in two moves omits a self-block. Still, very good twin.

Vitaly Medintsev
5 years ago
Reply to  Mike Neumeier

Yes, the mechanism is not perfect but airy economical position is attractive 🙂