Norman Macleod (chess problemist)

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Norman Macleod (on the right with Bo Lindgren) in 1990 in Benidorm

Norman Alasdair Macleod (6 December 1927 in Glasgow – 2 October 1991) was a Scottish chess player and chess composer. He gained title Grandmaster of the FIDE for Chess Composition in 1993.

Norman Macleod
MAT, 1983, 1. prize
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a8 black king
d8 white knight
f8 black knight
a7 white pawn
h7 black pawn
b6 white bishop
e5 white pawn
h5 black rook
a4 black pawn
c4 black pawn
d4 white pawn
e4 white king
f4 white pawn
a3 black queen
b3 black pawn
d3 black pawn
e3 white pawn
a2 black rook
b2 white pawn
c2 black pawn
e2 white knight
h2 black pawn
e1 black bishop
h1 white bishop
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Mate in 8 moves

Solution:
1. Kd5? c1Q! 2. Sxc1 Qxb2
1. Ke4-f3! Rh5-h4
2. Kf3-g2 d3xe2
3. Kg2-f3 c2-c1S
4. Kf3-e4 Rh4-h5
5. Ke4-d5 Qa3-b4
6. Kd5-c6 Qb4-e7
7. Kc6-b5+ Qe7-b7
8. Bh1xb7#

References[edit]

  • The Chessboard Adventures of Norman Macleod, Feenschach-Phenix 1997. Edited by John Rice.

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