Can somebody tell me the right six moves, and what has to be done? This puzzle was created vy Fritz Giegold and published in Zeit-Magazin in 1976

[FEN "n1N3br/2p1Bpkr/1pP2R1b/pP1p1PpR/Pp4P1/1P6/1K1P4/8 w - - 0 1"]
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    Why do you think it is mate in 6?
    – user1108
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 12:00
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    Is the position even reachable by a series of legal moves? Perhaps this is a retrograde problem. Commented May 17, 2017 at 12:30
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    I bet the first move of the solution is `bxa6 e.p' . Commented May 17, 2017 at 12:32
  • @DagOskarMadsen Genius! A genuine LOL. So I guess the second point of the puzzle (and I am even more hopeless at retrograde than regular) is to prove that the last black move was a5
    – Ian Bush
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 12:43
  • @DagOskarMadsen You got it. I didn't notice the pawn structure, you're right.
    – SmallChess
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 13:03

1 Answer 1


Here is the solution:

1.Rh1 d4 2.Ra1 d3 3.Ra3 bxa3+ 4.Ka1 a2 5.Ba3 Kxf6 6.Bb2#

It can also be found in the YACPBD chess problem database.

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    FYI- Puzzle 17 in the Nunn's Puzzles section of the Chessmaster tutorial.
    – user1108
    Commented May 17, 2017 at 19:19

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