# Re: Need some help in the analysis of a chess composition

potrosal@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Chess problems really only have one requirement, that there be a unique
solution (or, at least, a unique first move if, like your problem, it
is a Mate in N).

Therefore, your problem is acceptable, since only one move by White
accomplishes the Mate in 4. It's not particularly difficult, though, as
the answer would be one of the first two moves tried by somebody who
attempts to solve it.

A very nice first attempt. Keep going....

jm

Thanks so much for the answer. This morning I have prepared a dozen
similar problems. I found one (whito to mate in five) that has a key
which is not that obvious, at least for me.
If you can have a look I'll be most grateful.

http://hh-chessproblem.blogspot.com

Once again, these are fine compositions. Try moving on to some other
themes -- anything that strikes you as interesting.

One thing you might do is also provide the FEN for each position, so
people can enter the positions into their computers more easily. If you
don't know what FEN is, you can find the definition here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forsyth-Edwards_Notation

jm

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