Originally posted by hempster
well all i can come up with is
white c2-c3 check
white c1-b2 checkmate
its the only solution i can see
Your solution is not mate.
1.c3+ Kxc3 Bb2 + Black has 2..Kc2
In these problems the position must always be legal, White always
moves first and the first move is never a check.
If the there is a mate starting with a check then problem is deemed ugly,
cooked and unsound.
Stay with it though, solving these things is like unravelling a tight knot.
There is a genuine mate in two moves on the board infront of you.
No tricks. Now dig it out. Solving one of these always gives you a glow.