(related to Problem: The Crusader)

Move White Black
1 Kt to QB 3rd 1 P to Q 4th
2 Kt takes QP 1 Kt to QB 3rd
3 Kt takes KP 3. P to KKt 4th
4 Kt takes B Kt to KB 3rd
5 Kt takes P Kt to K 5th
6 Kt takes Kt Kt to B 6th
7 Kt takes Q R to KKt sq
8 Kt takes BP R to KKt 3rd
9 Kt takes P R to K 3rd
10 Kt takes P Kt to Kt 8th
11 Kt takes B R to R 6th
12 Kt takes R P to Kt 4th
13 Kt takes P (ch) K to B 2nd
14 Kt takes P K to Kt 3rd
15 Kt takes R K to R 4th
16 Kt takes Kt K to R 5th

White now mates in three moves.

Move White Black
17 P to Q 4th K to R 4th
18 Q to Q 3rd K moves
19 Q to KR 3rd (mate)

If 17. K to Kt 5th

Move White Black
18 P to K 4th (dis. ch) K moves
19 P to KKt 3rd (mate)

The position after the sixteenth move, with the mate in three moves, was first given by S. Loyd in Chess Nuts.

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  1. Dudeney, H. E.: "Amusements in Mathematics", The Authors' Club, 1917

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