I have recently found
this very interesting problem in the first issue of
« L’Echiquier Français » published in Paris in 1906.
Unfortunately, the name
of the composer of this problem is not given in the
magazine, but it is indicated that it dates back to the 18th
That’s the position and
white to move !
White mates !
Very easy indeed ! but
White has to mate with the c pawn, without letting move any
black pawn, and without taking one single black pawn !!!