Narayan Shankar Ram
3rd HM 148th TT Probleemblad 1984
1.Qe8? th. 2.Qe7#, Qxd7#, 1...Sd4!
1.c7? th. 2.c8S#, 1...Bb7!
1.Qg8? th. 2.Se8#, 1...Sd4!
1.Ra5? th. 2.Sc8#, 1...Sc5!
1.e7! th. 2.e8S#
It took me a lot of time to recognize the way the problem works,
although main variations are set, prepared. I have noticed tries
1.Qg8? and 1.c7? and I saw also Sh7~ 2.Qxh2 variation. Only after
realizing that Sc5 and Sc4 provide flights I found the right key.
I wouldn't say there is a Dombrovskis theme shown in the problem,
rather, as Ludo Lehen, use to say, there is a "pseudo-Dombrovskis"
here with both thematical variations prepared before key.
Emil Klemanic remarked that it had consumed a lot of his time,
as he was, from the composer's point of view , trying to realize
what the composer wanted to say...