Wilhelm Steinitz (Prague, 1836 - New York, 1900) world champion between 1866 and 1894.
He laid down the base of positional game, therefore known as the founder of the modern chess.
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My favourite chess problem|
Many years ago, searching for the Internet over chess problem, I bumped into a very interesting piece.
Find it on the bottom as a FEN row, clicking on it the board will also appear.
The task is: white mates in one!
Can't be too hard, I thought, but scrolling over the possibilities the solution just didn't come up.
I check everything once more, then again, and again, and once I found another way that was hidden for me before. The solution also hid there. It became my favourite chess problem then, but of course, it's true, there are many many beautiful problems out there.
This was the first problem I submitted to the server. Some players can solve it, some don't. Some believe there is no valid solution.
So, check this problem if you want. And enjoy.
wrote this notice on Sep 16, 2005:|
given how the puzzle was constructed -- it's the only solution. 'nuff said.
Andras Galos wrote this notice on Sep 16, 2005:
Assume? Proove it. That's the big deal.
wrote this notice on Sep 16, 2005:
big deal. assume that black's last move was ...e5, which then allows white to capture en passant.
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