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Problem 400: Steven Dowd - Selfmate

stevendowd(01.06.2014) Here is the original problem number 400! It is a selfmate by Steven Dowd from USA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

400.1

 

Try: 1.Sf4?
1...Bxb5 2.Rg1+ Bf1 3.Sc4 Kd1 4.Se2 Ke1 5.Qd2+ Kf2 6.Rg2+ Bxg2#
but 1...Bxb3!

Try: 1.Sg5?
1...Bxb5 2.Rg1+ Bf1 3.Sc4 Kd1 4.Qb1+ Ke2 5.Re3+ Kxf2 6.Rg2+ Bxg2#
but 1…Bxb3!


Try: 1.Qc2?
1…Bxb3 2.Qc1+ Bd1 3.Sc2+ Kf1 4 Re2! Kxe2 5.Qe3+ Kf1 6.Qf3+ Bxf3#
but 1…Bxb5!

      1.Qb2!
1…Bxb3 2.Qc1+ Bd1 3.Sc2+ Kf1 4.Re2 Kxe2 5.Qe3+ Kf1 6.Qf3+ Bxf3#
1…Bxb5 2.Tg1+ Bf1 3. Sc4 Kd1 4. Sf2+ Ke1 5. Qe5+ Kxf2 6.Rg2+ Bxg2#

 

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+2 #1 Seetharaman Kalyan 2014-06-01 04:02
1. Qbs Bxb3 2.Qc1+ Bd1 3. Sc2+? 3.Sc2 # ! Perhaps there should be a white pawn only at b5 !
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+1 #2 Diyan Kostadinov 2014-06-01 09:44
Oh, yes - on b5 and h2 should be Pawns. Thanks Ram, it's now corrected.
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