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Although this position may look familiar, it’s a bit different from the Lucena mate. It was composed by Ercole del Rio in 1750. It’s a mate in five.

A fine example of the Arabian mate. 1.Qd7 Rg8 2.Ng5 Rbf8 3.Qh3 h6 4.Qxh6+ gxh6 5.Rh7#


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