Chess problem 3 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 c7, Rooks c3 and d3, Knights b1 and e1,
    Pawn e3 (6 pieces).Black: King b5, Knight a4 and c4, Knights
    a4 and c4, Pawns a7, b6, and a5 (7 pieces).
  • In Forsyth notation:
    8
    p1K5
    rp6
    pk6
    n1n5
    2RRP3
    8
    1N2N3
    

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

bandelow_chess-problem3

White to mate in 6 (Christoph Bandelow, 1959)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solution: 1. Rb3+ … 2. Rb5+ … 3. Rb3+ … 4. Rb5+ … 5. Nd3

 

This problem was originally posted at http://www.permutationpuzzles.org/chess/bandelow3.html.

 

 

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