This page shows "Type C" Last Move problems.

The game here is to find diagrams with one player (conventionally Black) in check, such that the stipulation "Last move?" has a unique solution. Until 2007, checks were optional in Type C Last Move problems. Since then it was decided for simplicity to make checks compulsory. At the time of changeover, this only affected 2 problems (KxQ & PxQ=N)

We have solutions for all 60 Type C tasks, but in most cases we don't know if these are minimal.

One record (BN) has been improved using the slightly controversial notion of Dead Reckoning (which became legal in 1997). It is a rare event for the underlying Laws of chess to change, and I believe worth celebrating. So it seems fairest and most fun to keep both the old and the new records. Thus the total number of problems listed here is 61.


[1] Werner Keym, Die Schwalbe, Heft 225, June 2007, p.143-145.

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