Had contact from old HeinzKat - he has been on a 5 year quest trying
to find the identity of a problem composer.
Some of you may remember this position.
It was posted on here in February 2009. (White to play and mate in 16).
Don't be put off by the length - 90% of it is easy.
It should not take too long to realise that the White Rook belongs
on the h-file. The White King goes to d2 and the Rook checks back
and forth on the f-file and the h-file. When the Black King goes to
g8 the a3 pawn starts marching.
When the Black King pokes his head out onto the f-file or the h-file
the Rook sticks him back on g8 and the pawn steps forward one square.
It is mate in 16. (one solution) your task is to figure out how does the
Rook get to the h-file. Is it 1.Ra6 1.Ra7 or 1.Ra8.
Only one mates in 16. (you will figure it out when you get to move 13)
The question we asked back in 2009 was who composed it and that is
why HeinzKat contacted me. It one Friedrich Hariuc.
I've never heard of him either.