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Solution: Italian Progressive Chess - 1

Position 1

King d2; Rook a1, h1; Knight b1, g1; Bishop f1; Pawn a2, b2, c2, g2, h2.

King d7; Rook a8, h8; Knight c6; Bishop d4; Pawn a7, b7, c7, e3, f7, g7, h5.

Italian Progressive Chess: 7th move

White moves 7 times successively, and mates black with his 7th move. He may not give check on earlier moves.


Fabio Forzoni was the first to send in the solution to this problem! Congratulations Fabio!

His solution was:

7.Ke1 g4 g5 g6 g:f7 f8=Q Bh3#

Peter Coast played actually just a slightly different move sequence: he started with Kd1 - the difference is not important.

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