White to Play
Published in Chess Puzzles
Our theme for a while will be to show you what chess problems were like in the 1700s. This one is by Stamma. One common theme back then is that White would always be under some dire threat as with those doubled rooks in this position.
With all the rooks running around, it’s interesting that a pawn comes to the fore in delivering the final blow. 1.Rh1+ Rh2 2.Rh7+ Nxh7 3.g7#
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