Chess problem 2 by Christoph Bandelow

I thank Christoph Bandelow for allowing this chess problem, with a mathematical flavor, to be posted here.

 

Position:

  • In algebraic:White: King b4, Rooks b2 and e1, Bishop a1, Knight d4, Pawns c5, g3, g4
    (8 pieces).Black: King c1, Rook h1, Bishop d1, Knights d2 and g1, Pawns c6, d5,
    e2, g5, h2 (10 pieces).
  • In Forsyth notation:
    8
    8
    2p5
    2Pp2p1
    1K1N2P1
    6P1
    1R1np2p
    B1kbR1nr
    

From the chess problem collection “Problem-Juwelen” by Herbert Grasemann. Publisher: Siegfried Engelhardt Verlag, Berlin 1964.

bandelow_chess-problem2

White to mate in 8 (Christoph Bandelow, 1958)

 

 

 

 

 

Solution: 1. Kc3 Ne4+ 2. Kd3 Nf2+ 3. Ke3 Nxg4+ 4. Kd3 Nf2+ 5. Kc3 Ne4+ 6. Kb4 Nd2 7. g4

 

 

 

This problem was originally posted at http://www.permutationpuzzles.org/chess/bandelow2.html.

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