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  Off with their heads!

papadoble

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Wed Jan 17 2007 5:30PM | edited: 5:32:28 | MsgID: 6014316


In 'Le Guide des Echecs' I find the following weird composition as the sole example of the "thème de la guillotine".

Puzzle Challenge #1423

Puzzle name: Kraemer 1952, mate in 4
Composer: A. Kraemer, Deutsche Schachzeitung 1952
Stipulation: White to play and mate in 4 moves

Solve the position using the Interactive board below. Click on a piece to move it, then click destination square



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I find the effect displayed in this problem really splendid so I searched for more positions. Thus far I have not been able to find any, nor did I find any mention of a guillotine theme for that matter...
Extending the search to mouse-traps, I found the following "half-guillotine" (with two thematic tries!)


Puzzle Challenge #1424

Puzzle name: Pachl & Weissauer 1995, mate in 2
Composer: F. Pachl & H. Weissauer, Rochade Europa 1995
Stipulation: White to play and mate in 2 moves

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Is there a name for the effect displayed (thrice) in the above problem?
Then the "guillotine" would be a doubling of this theme?