[Retros] The Case of the Mysterious Moves

Gerd Wilts g.wilts at mnet-online.de
Fri Oct 30 18:56:07 EDT 2009

Dear Nikolai,

this is indeed a very interesting puzzle, thank you for posting it! But I must have missed some important point: why isn't the following also a solution:

1. c3 d5 2. Qa4+ b5 3. e4 dxe4 4. Qxa7 Dxd2+ 5. Kxd2 e3+ 6. Ke1 exf2+ 7. Kxf2 e6 8. Bxb5+ c6 9. Bxc6+ Kd8 10. Qxa8 Sxc6 11. Lg5+ f6 12. Qxc8+ Ke7 13. Qxe6+ Kxe6 14. Sf3 Bc5+ 15. Sd4+ Sxd4 16. cxd4 h5 17. Lxf6 Rh6 18. Sa3 Rxf6+ 19. Kg1 Bxd4#

There are many more similar solutions.

Best wishes,

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Dear retro-friends,

I would like to present to you a translation of one interesting short story found in one old issue of a Russian chess composition magazine (and the issue itself was found in the cabinet of my math teacher, but this is a completely different story, really). It deals with one quite bizarre and interesting chess puzzle - not exactly orthodox retroanalysis, but something along the lines of an unusual proof game. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did!

Just in case there is some problem with the attached file, here are two backup files in different filehosting sites:


Please write to me at "nbeluhov(at)abv.bg" with any notes, corrections, similar puzzles, etc.
Best wishes,

Онлайн обучение по чужди езици с висококвалифицирани преподаватели
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