Adolf’s artistry

From the latest issue of the Russian magazine 64 comes a reminder that Adolf Anderssen, of Immortal and Evergreen fame, was also a fairly prolific composer of chess problems. This is one published exactly 140 years ago, which was also reputed to be Wilhelm Steinitz’s favourite chess problem. By modern standards, it is neat, but nothing fantastic. However, I suspect it is the sort of problem that should appeal to OTB players. Have a go at solving it yourself. Solution tomorrow.

White to play and mate in four.

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