A Neat Troitzky Study
Alexey Troitzky. The ‘Godfather ‘ of chess composers. Here we can see one of his greatest compositions. Published in Deutsche Schachzeitung in 1907. (The original winning procedure has undergone minor corrections since, but the solution below is correct.)
What is remarkable of this composition is not so much that the Queen will be dominated by the Rook and Bishop (there are many such examples of this), but that the Queen will be dominated on an open board — the Queen’s own hunting ground!
Let’s see how it is done!
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