PID: 21417 (Rb2kn2/2pp2R1/1r2bBN1/1r5B/2N5/7p/4Q2K/8 w - - 0 1)

White, Alain Campbell

9. Magee Theme Supplement (February), 1919

Rb2kn2/2pp2R1/1r2bBN1/1r5B/2N5/7p/4Q2K/8
#2 8 + 9

1 solution

  • Set play
    • 1...c6+
      • 2.Sd6#
  • Tries
    • 1.Sh8+?
      • 1...Rxh5!
      • 1...Sg6
        • 2.Rg8#
    • 1.Sge5+?
      • 1...Sg6!
      • 1...Bf7
        • 2.Bxf7#
  • Keys
    • 1.Rg8!
      • threat
        • 2.Rxf8#
      • 1...c6+
        • 2.Sd6#
      • 1...c5+
        • 2.Sf4#
      • 1...d6
        • 2.Qxe6#
      • 1...d5
        • 2.Sxf8#
1922 The Good Companion Two-Mover
1931 Mate in Two Moves
1951 Schach
1984 Systematic Terminology
2012 StrateGems
2015 Problem Observer

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 21417. Thank you.


While I am alive MESON will always be free to access, but donations would be appreciated from those who wish to make them. I live on a small pension and any donations would help to defray the web-hosting costs and provide some reward for the many hours I spend on the database. If you wish to donate, plase click the PayPal button on the right.


Developed and maintained by Brian Stephenson.
Implemented with HTML5, MySQL, Perl (with, inter alia, CGI::Simple, HTML::Template & XML::LibXML) & CSS/Javascript (jQuery, Bootstrap & DataTables).