Joseph Plachutta

Joseph Plachutta

Joseph Plachutta, also "Josef Plachutta" or "Josip Plahuta" (* 13 May 1827 in Zadar, Austrian Empire, today's Croatia, † 22 July 1883) was a Slovene descent chess problemist and chess player, known for his famous problem with Plachutta theme.
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Joseph Plachutta
"Leipziger Illustrierte Zeitung, 1858"
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Mate in 4 moves



Solution:

1.Qf3! (threat 2.d4 mate)

1...Nxc5 2.Rg7! (this is the actual Plachutta. threats 3.Qg3 and 3.Bc7)

2...Rgxg7 3.Bc7+ Rxc7 4.Qg3#

2...Rhxg7 3. Qg3+ Rxg3 4.Bc7#


External links

* [http://www.softdecc.com/pdb/search.pdb?expression=A='Plachutta' Plachutta problems] on PDB Server


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