Yesterday Chess problem

Like chess? Come on daily, and try to solve these free online chess games. These chess problems should help you to improve your chess strategies or tactics.

Bruno's Chess Problem: 09/30/2022

E.Zepler, Chemnitzer Tageblatt, 1927

Mate in 4(****)
chess problem diagram
White to play


Level : * (very easy) to ****** (very hard)

Hide solution
1. Ba8! Rg8 2. Rf8+ Rg2 3. Rb8 ... 4. Rb1#
  1. ... h3 2. Bd5 Rg4 3. Rg3+ Re4 4. Bxe4#
     2. ... Rg1 3. Ng3+ Rxg3 4. Rxg3#
        3. ... Kg2 4. Rf4#
Hide comments

Register to post comments!

2022-09-30 06:38:51, by problemist
"The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen." G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) "The Innocence of Father Brown" (1911).

FIDE Album. Not 1. Bd5? h3! Instead the foreplan 1. Ba8 with tempo 1.. h3 and now 2. Bd5 zugzwang Rg4, Rg1 3. Rg3+, Ng3+ Re4, Kg2 (Rxg3) 4. Bxe4#, Rf~# (Rxg3#); on 1.. Rg8 2. Rf8+ Rg2 3. Rb8 h3 4. Rb1# this line explains why the wB had to move to a8 in the key (1. Bb7?, Bc6? Rg7!, Rg6!). Reprinted in "Im Banne des Schachproblems," 1971 (85, p. 79) and "Suomen Tehtäväniekat," Apr 2005 (2\2005\A2, p. 78).

Erich Ernest Zepler (* 27.1.1898 in Herford, † 13.5.1980 in Southampton) German - British composer and International Master, see wikipedia arz, ca, de, en, fr, it, lv, pl, ru, tr. "Erich Zepler fled Germany in 1935 and settled in England. Biographical details and one of his logical problems can be found on the Wikipedia page. Zepler collaborated with Ado Kraemer and published with him "Im Banne des Schachproblems" (1951), a collection of their best work, as well as "Problemkunst im 20.Jahrhundert" (1957), an anthology of 20th century problems. Zepler also gave his name to a doubling manoeuvre: the Zepler doubling."

Since the opening in October 2000, I had published online more than 6650 free chess problems. If you want more details, look at my chess figures pages.

Chess Problem of The Day


Register | Password




Chess Problem of The Day

Home » Problem of the Day » Free chess games archives » Yesterday
Jump to US site of Bruno Chess Problem Bruno Chess Problem en français
ICRA Label XHTML 1.0 - W3C Validate

(c) 2000-2022 .. Privacy PolicyAll rights reserved. Reprinting, other using of materials of this site requires a reference to it or to the author.