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Problem 858: Jose A. Garzon - Threemover
jose.a.garzon(02.12.2017) Welcome to the Spanish composer Jose A. Garzon who presents a theme which he has named "Soliloquy". More examples of the theme and an explanation can be found at page 416 here.
858. Jose A. Garzon (Spain)
#3                      (8+8)
1.Sd4! [2.Bb3+ Kxd4 3.Re4#]
1...bxc2+ 2.Se2+ Sd3 3.Sf4# (Knight's soliloquy)
1...Kxd4 2.Re4+ Kd5 3.Bb3#
1...Rh4 2.Bb3+ Kxd4 3.Bxf2#
1.Sa1? Sa5?  Rh4 !


Soliloquy Theme (The Spanish composer Miguel Uris proposes to be called Garz?n Theme) was presented —and explained and detailed with several examples— in October, 2016. (in SEPA)  and in Problemas No.17

       Soliloquy Theme (#3) - Stipulations (summary):

  1. All three white plays are executed by the same piece (King, Queen, Rook, Bishop, Knight or Pawn).
  2. The key enables a check for black, which did not exist in the initial position. The main line of the composition is built on the sequence arising from this check.
  3. The white piece that executes the soliloquy, which is the one that gives or causes the mate, cannot capture any pieces throughout the solution.  (Author's note)



+2 #1 Seetharaman Kalyan 2017-12-03 18:30
Hope this encourages others to compose with more variations in this theme !

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