Die Schwalbe

2 problem(s) found in 3625 milliseconds (displaying 2 problem(s)). [COMMENTDATE>=20200919 AND NOT K='Hilfsrückzüger' AND S='American Chess Magazine']

1 - P1380892
Courtnay Lemon
343 American Chess Magazine Volume 2, p. 284, 12/1898
1. bxc6ep+! Kc7 2. 0-0-0 Dxb4 3. a8=S#
play all play one stop play next play all
Solution text from the 2/1899 issue: "A clever rendering of this "triple idea." It will be seen that Black cannot play simply 2.R-Q sq on account of 3. Q x Q ch."
zum Autor heißt es im 'ACM': Courtenay Lemon, New York
James Malcom: I found this most excellent early Valladao while ago, but only today did I finally find it again. This is the second one that I've found, i.e. P1380523

Is this the second oldest known Valladao after the 1867 P1360420 found by Keym?

The mainline should be C+, with the "legitimate" ep key, but with many dualed sidelines. (2020-10-14)
Henrik Juel: Something seems missing, James
There is no mate 3... Kc8,Kxc6 (2020-10-14)
Henrik Juel: Adding wSe7 would help (2020-10-14)
James Malcom: Henrik, Mario-many thanks!-has now fixed the position. I had missed the wSe7 when entering! (2020-10-14)
Keywords: Joke (e.p.), En passant as key, Castling, under-promotion in mating move (S), Valladao Task
Genre: 3#
FEN: 1b6/Pk2N3/1q6/1Pp5/1Q6/4p1p1/2P5/R3K3
Input: James Malcom, 2020-10-14
Last update: Mario Richter, 2020-10-14 more...
2 - P1381700
A. H. Bobbins
154 American Chess Magazine Vol. 1, p. 443, 12/1897
=2 durch Schwarz

Black forces a draw in two moves
1. ... c1=wL!
2. Sb1 axb1=wL! Patt
2. Db1+ axb1=B! Patt
play all play one stop play next play all
James Malcom: I've added in the solution now. (2020-11-11)
Keywords: Joke, Joke promotion, under-promotion in the key, konsekutive Umwandlungen 2 (LL, Lb), Dummy Pawn
Genre: Fairies
FEN: 8/P7/8/5B2/8/K1NQ4/pPp5/k7
Input: James Malcom, 2020-11-10
Last update: Alfred Pfeiffer, 2020-11-12 more...
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