Tricky Chess Problem

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This was posted to Futility Closet today. It’s a tricky chess problem credited to Ernest Clement Mortimer.

(Thanks to Gerald on Facebook for letting me know I originally forgot to post the problem!

This position was reached after Black’s fourth move in a legal chess game. Can you reconstruct the game?

via Crime Scene | Futility Closet.

One possible solution (illustrated) is as follows (via

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  1. Hello

    Maybe you are interested in chess as I do. I am the giant fan of this challenging game and I was looking for really wonderful chess set for pretty long time. I had luck to find the absolutely beautiful chess set finally.
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    Graig RONAN
    Santa Barbara, CA

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