Originally posted by UndueCause1 Nd6? is a good try, but there's one move which prevents mate!
1. bxa4? Be8!
I think 1. Nd6 works. Threat is Nxb5#, to which the only response in Rb4 or Kb4. Unfortunately the rook occupies the kings last escape square, and Qc2# ends it all.
If ...Kb4 2.Ne4#
Edit: Accidentally but b3 instead of b4
Originally posted by Linden LyonsI would not even worry about mating in two. The obvious move is bxa4 to win. Screw mating in two.
I thoroughly enjoyed the following problem. White plays first and mates black in two moves.
Die Schwalbe 2010
[fen]5B2/7B/4R3/pp1p1N1b/r2p4/1Pk5/4n3/1Q2K3 w - - 0 1[/fen]
Originally posted by RJHindsWell done RJ! Here's the full solution:
Don't forget it.
P.S. [hidden] 1...Nxd4 2. Qd3#[/hidden]