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Problem 600: Anatoly Stepochkin - Selfmate
anatoly.stepochkin(30.06.2015) Happy to publish this beautiful selfmate as Problem No.600!  Black has a mate in 1, but white has no waiting move! Fata Morgana with switchbacks of 3 pieces and Rundlauf by the wB.
600. Anatoly Stepochkin (Russia)
S#9 *                         (7+7)
Set: 1...dxe4#
Sol: 1.Qf8! Ke6 2.Bf5+ Ke5 3.Bg6 Ke6 4.Be8 Ke5
5.Qh6! Kf5 6.Bf7 Ke5 7.Bg8 Kf5 8.Bh7+ Ke5 9.Be4! dxe4#


0 #1 Seetharaman Kalyan 2015-06-30 19:22
Surprising that the white bishop has to take such a circuitous route to lose a move! Nicely done.
+1 #2 Toshiji Kawagoe 2015-06-30 22:28
wB and wQ, trying coordinately to creat a zugzwang position in order to force Black to mate wK, are finally longway back home to the diagram position! Very impressive!

Monumental achievement for 600th published problem in KoBulChess!

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