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Conrad Bayer
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1852 to 1857

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(born Nov-10-1828, died Oct-15-1897, 68 years old)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Bayer vs Falkbeer 0-1231852ViennaC52 Evans Gambit
2. Kolisch vs C Bayer  0-1241857ViennaC45 Scotch Game
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  vonKrolock: <1828
11/10 Bayer, Conrad born in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia. Prize-winning problemist. .

The Immortal Problem composed by Conrad Bayer.>

The so-called "Imortal Problem" is a Mate in 9, quite in the taste of the 1850's - today we'll call it an orgy of sacrifices. Some of Bayer's compositions in more reasonable format can be seen on-line and printed for free, for instance here in a Tournament Bulletin from 1857

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  amadeus: The immortal problem:

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White to move, mate in 9.

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  Calli: The Immortal Problem gives me a headache. I think that's why they called it Bayer aspirin. <8-}
Feb-09-09  kramputz: <Dec-12-08
amadeus: The immortal problem: White to move, mate in 9>

It is mate in 10.

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  vonKrolock: Quite a good lot of Bayer's compositions is available in Brian Stephenson's <Meson> online base
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  Phony Benoni: Just in case you've been wracking your brains the last two years trying to solve the Immortal Problem:

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Here's the intended solution: <1.Rb7 Qxb7 2.Bxg6+ Kxg6 3.Qg8+ Kxf5 4.Qg4+ Ke5 5.Qh5+ Rf5 6.f4+ Bxf4 7.Qxe2+ Bxe2 8.Re4+ dxe4 9.d4#>

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If <kramputz> is correct and this is actually a mate in 10, the improvement is probably at move one for Black. Everything seems forced after that.

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