We’re looking at the “Anastasia Mate” this week. Yesterday’s problem should have you ready to solve this position from an actual 19th century game won by B. Richter. There are a good many more pieces and pawns on the board, but the theme is still there.
See how easy it is when you can recognize a pattern? Even if your queen is pinned it doesn’t matter! The game ended with: 1...Ne2+ 2.Kh1 Rxh2+ 3.Kxh2 Rh8+ 4.Qh6 Rxh6+ 5.Bxh6 Qxh6# [5...Qh4#].
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