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Make opponent self-block a nearly trapped piece
Compiled by notyetagm
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Dr. K Mayer, the "Immortal Problem", 1856
http://www.blub.net/~vincent/proble...

It is an incredible mate in 9 which culminates in the <SELF-BLOCK> combination 8 ♖e4+!! dxe4 <self-blocks e4-square> 9 d4#.

24 f5! threatens 25 e6! fxe6 26 f6, trapping Black g7-knight
Petrosian vs H Corral, 1954 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

27 Re7+!! Bxe7 makes Black self-blocks e7-square for 28 Nf5-g7#
D Andric vs L Santolini, 1981 
(B55) Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

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