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Subject: An excellent composition by L. Lynn Smith rss

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An excellent composition by L. Lynn Smith (2002). White to play and mate! [13 plies]
 
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1. Me7 Kc5
2. Rc1 Kb6
3. Rb1 Ka6
4. Mc7 Ka5
5. Mc5 Mb5
6. Rxb5

If 3.... Kc5, then
4. Mc7 Mc6
5. Mb5.

If 3.... Mb5, then
4. Md5 Kc6
5. Rxb5 c7
6. Me5 Kd6
7. Rd5.

If 4.... Ka5, then
5. Rxb5 Ka4
6. Mb6 Ka3
7. Ra5.

If 5.... Ka6, then
6. Mb4 Ka7
7. Ra5.

If 2.... Mc4, then
3. Rxc4 Kd6
4. Mc7 Ke5
5. Mc6 and 6. Rc5.

If 3.... Kb5/6, then
4. Mc7 Ka5
5. Mb9, 6. Rc1 and 7. Ra1.
 
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