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Ado Kraemer
Deutsche Schachblätter 1949
1. f8=B!
1. ... Lf1 2. Kh7 [+wDf8] g2 3. Dxh6#
1. ... g2 2. Sd7 [+wSf8 g3 3. Sf6#
play all play one stop play next play all
The joke is that the pawn finishes its promotion on White’s next move.

Reprints: https://en.chessbase.com/post/nihal-sarin-in-hamburg-fun-with-chess
Henrik Juel: White must not commit himself too early
1.f8=D,Kh7? g2!
1.f8=S? L~!
Solution error: 1... g2 2.f8=S!&Se6? g3!
The dual 2.f8=S&Sd7,Sh7 can be avoided by adding wPd7, I think (2020-03-18)
James Malcom: I'm trying to trick PDB into showing an animation, but to no sucess so far. Can anyone possibably do it please? (2020-08-06)
Henrik Juel: Nice try, James, but now the solution is rather unclear
1.f8=B! Lf1,Lg2 2.Bf8=D&Kh7 Th1 3.Dxh6#
1... g2 2.Bf8=S&Sd7 (or 2.Bf8=S&Sh7) g3 3.Sf6# (2020-08-06)
A.Buchanan: At the very least, replace sLh3 with sB, so 1. f8=D? g2! & 1. f8=S? h2! become tries. Is there a name for the theme where the tries in a three-mover become the second moves after a non-committal key? Then in such a tiny problem, the dual 2. Sd7/Sh7 does offend. Shift wBf7 to b7, wKh8 to g7. (2020-08-07)
Keywords: Dummy Pawn (But promotes later), Joke, Joke promotion
Genre: 3#
FEN: 7K/5P2/6pp/6pk/6pr/6pb/8/8
Input: James Malcom, 2020-03-18
Last update: James Malcom, 2020-08-07 more...
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