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Too difficult. Looks like it may be a smothered mate type puzzle.PG
I finally gave up on 1.Qe7 Rd4. Now I think I have it with 1.Ne6. The second move is pretty good too. It's a "walling in" theme (unless I just made that up). But I am bitterly disappointed that I missed the 12/29 puzzle. Very rusty.
Brilliant!! Well done AOP.
Yep - anybody fancy giving the whole solution?
The solution, with credit to AOP for finding it, runs:1. Ne6 fxe6 2. Be5 dxe5 3. Qxc5 any 4. Qf8#Just two variations, curiously both ending the same way:1. ... Rd4 2. Ng7+ Kf6 3. Qg5#2. ... R any 3. Qg5#
Hurrah! What with Xmas Day being a largely Victorian invention, I thought I'd use a Victorian puzzle: it's by Healey, Era Problem Tournament 1856. I took it from page 5 of Francis Healey's A Collection of Two Hundred Chess Problems (Longman's, Green and Co, 1866). I accessed it, as you may, via Google Books.
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