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This looks familiar.
I think I have it. Since black must try to win a piece (otherwise white will just win on material) I think white can trap the black monarch and mate with the bishop: the solution is 1.Bb7 Kc7 2.Ba6 Kxb8 3.Kd6 Ka8 4.Kc7 and 5.Bb7#.
We've had this before - I'm sure of it. Can't remember when though.Perhaps I saw it somewhere else.
Mm, probably somewhere else. It's the first mention of Gunst:http://streathambrixtonchess.blogspot.com/search?q=Gunst
That one seemed easy for a change. Perhaps the puzzle was how to mate with B and NAndrew
Perhaps I saw it somewhere elseConceivably in Nunn's Secrets of Practical Chess.
That must be it.I knew instantly that the solution was Bb7 although I couldn't recall why. If we've not had it on the blog before it must have been in Nunn's book that I saw it.
Is that Nunn book one worth reading, do you suppose?
Yeah, though as ever reading something and applying it are two different things.
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