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

Author: José Antônio Fabiano Mendes

Date: 11:51:45 01/26/01

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On January 26, 2001 at 13:14:27, Paul 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]:
>
>Don't know if these were just for Leonid, but anyway :)
>
>>        Werner Speckmann,1955  Mate in 17
>>        [D]8/p7/8/2p5/p3Q3/K7/2r5/1k6 w
>
>Mine says:
>
>28:56 WM16 1. Qh1+ Rc1 2. Qh7+ Rc2 3. Qe4 a6 4. Qh1+ Rc1 5. Qh7+ Rc2 6. Qe4 a5
>7. Qh1+ Rc1 8. Qh7+ Rc2 9. Qe4 c4 10. Qh1+ Rc1 11. Qh7+ Rc2 12. Qe4 c3 13. Qh1+
>Rc1 14. Qh7+ Rc2 15. Qe4 Kc1 16. Qe1x
>
>This is strange? This must be my 'ugly bugly' again :( I'm not sure.
>Are you sure this isn't a Mate in 16?
>
 It is mate in 17 all right,instead of 15...Kc1,Black should have played
 15...Ka1 then 16.Qe1+ Rc1 17.Qxc1 mate.  [16.Qxc2 stalemate]
  By the way,if you are feeling ambitious,please try this one:
          Werner Speckmann,1955 Mate in 20
          [D]8/2p4Q/8/8/p7/K6p/2r5/1k6 w
>
>>        Werner Speckmann,1955  Mate in 13
>>        [D]8/8/4p3/2p5/p3Q3/K7/2r5/1k6 w
>
>01:15 WM13 1. Qh1+ Rc1 2. Qh7+ Rc2 3. Qe4 e5 4. Qe1+ Rc1 5. Qd2 Rc2 6. Qd1+ Rc1
>7. Qd3+ Rc2 8. Qe4 c4 9. Qe1+ Rc1 10. Qd2 Rc2 11. Qb4+ Ka1 12. Qe1+ Rc1 13.
>Qxc1x
>
>Is this one oké, José? These solutions (correct or not) sure are nice!
>
>Groetjes,
>Paul



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