PID: 12987 (6K1/8/7p/5p2/4k3/5N2/2PQ2R1/7n w - - 0 1)

Loyd, Sam

2nd Prize, Cleveland Voice, 1877-1878

6K1/8/7p/5p2/4k3/5N2/2PQ2R1/7n
#3 5 + 4

1 solution

  • SOUND
  • Sets
    • 1...Sf2
      • 2.Rxf2
        • threat
          • 3.Qd4#
        • 2...f4
          • 3.Qd3#
    • 1...Sg3
      • 2.Rxg3
        • threat
          • 3.Qd4#
        • 2...f4
          • 3.Qd3#
      • 2.Qd4+
        • 2...Kxf3
          • 3.Rf2#
    • 1...f4
      • 2.Qd3#
  • Tries
    • 1.Kf7?
      • 1...Sf2
        • 2.Rxf2
          • threat
            • 3.Qd4#
          • 2...f4
            • 3.Qd3#
      • 1...Sg3
        • 2.Rxg3
          • threat
            • 3.Qd4#
          • 2...f4
            • 3.Qd3#
        • 2.Qd4+
          • 2...Kxf3
            • 3.Rf2#
      • 1...h5
        • 2.Sg5+
          • 2...Ke5
            • 3.Re2#
      • 1...Kxf3!
    • 1.Kg7?
      • 1...Sf2
        • 2.Rxf2
          • threat
            • 3.Qd4#
          • 2...f4
            • 3.Qd3#
      • 1...Sg3
        • 2.Rxg3
          • threat
            • 3.Qd4#
          • 2...f4
            • 3.Qd3#
        • 2.Qd4+
          • 2...Kxf3
            • 3.Rf2#
      • 1...h5
        • 2.Sg5+
          • 2...Ke5
            • 3.Re2#
      • 1...Kxf3!
    • 1.Sg5+?
      • 1...Ke5
        • 2.Re2+
          • 2...Kf6
            • 3.Re6#
      • 1...hxg5!
    • 1.Rf2?
      • threat
        • 2.Qd4#
      • 1...f4
        • 2.Qd3#
      • 1...Sxf2!
    • 1.Rg3?
      • threat
        • 2.Qd4#
      • 1...f4
        • 2.Qd3#
      • 1...Sxg3!
    • 1.Qe2+?
      • 1...Kf4
        • 2.Sd4
          • threat
            • 3.Se6#
      • 1...Kd5!
  • Keys
    • 1.Qc3!
      • 1...Kf4
        • 2.Sd2
          • threat
            • 3.Qd4#
          • 2...Sg3
            • 3.Qxg3#
          • 2...Sf2
            • 3.Qg3#
      • 1...Kd5
        • 2.Rd2+
          • 2...Ke4
            • 3.Rd4#
          • 2...Ke6
            • 3.Qe5#
      • 1...Sf2
        • 2.Qe5+
          • 2...Kxf3
            • 3.Rg3#
      • 1...Sg3
        • 2.Qd4+
          • 2...Kxf3
            • 3.Rf2#
      • 1...h5
        • 2.Sg5+
          • 2...Kf4
            • 3.Qd4#
          • 2...Kd5
            • 3.Rd2#
1913 Sam Loyd and His Chess Problems
1970 Classic Chess Problems by Pioneer Composers
Substantially anticipated by this problem (1876)

All solutions have been generated automatically using a set of default options and are only fully present for #2s and #3s. Solutions to #4s and #5s are being slowly added (and don’t include set play or tries), so some have solutions and some don’t. No other stipulations have been tested and neither have any twin positions. Solutions may include tries that aren’t thematic and lack tries that are. Sorry about this, but I do not have time to edit individual solutions.

Are you able to add to or correct the information about this problem? If so, please contact me, quoting PID 12987. Thank you.


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