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Subject: Re: Twin miniatures [by Werner Speckmann,1955] Mate in 17 and Mate in 13

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 06:06:27 01/26/01

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On January 26, 2001 at 07:08:14, leonid wrote:

>On January 26, 2001 at 06:55:42, José Antônio Fabiano Mendes wrote:
>>   Hi Leonid!,I like miniatures better,so here are two of them[twins]:
>>        Werner Speckmann,1955  Mate in 17
>>        [D]8/p7/8/2p5/p3Q3/K7/2r5/1k6 w
>>        Werner Speckmann,1955  Mate in 13
>>        [D]8/8/4p3/2p5/p3Q3/K7/2r5/1k6 w
>Thanks! And what is was, some creation of problems or some positions that
>resulted from real chess championship?

If you are interested in positions from human-human games there is no problem to
find them.

Here is one of them from my game when my opponent forgot to resign

[D]6k1/3R4/3B4/5KP1/P1P5/1P2r3/8/8 w - - 0 1

I played Rd8+ and only after Kf7(kh7 is slower in losing) g6+ my opponent

Crafty evaluates Rd8+ as mate in 8.

I could see the mate in 4 only when I played g6+


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