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  1. 09 Oct '12 13:11
    White to play and mate in two moves.

    Juraj Lörinc
    3rd honourable mention
    Nedelna Pravda 1991

    #2
  2. 09 Oct '12 14:47
    Originally posted by Linden Lyons
    White to play and mate in two moves.
    Nc3 ?

    Looks promising...
  3. 09 Oct '12 15:02
    Nc3, bxc3, Qb5#

    Nc3, Rxc3, Qd5#

    Nc3, Nxb3, Na4#

    Nc3, Rxe4, Na4#

    ...and all other variations ending with this last move, I believe...
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    09 Oct '12 16:16 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by morgski
    [hidden]Nc3, bxc3, Qb5#[/hidden]
    [hidden]Nc3, Rxc3, Qd5#[/hidden]
    [hidden]Nc3, Nxb3, Na4#[/hidden]
    [hidden]Nc3, Rxe4, Na4#[/hidden]
    ...and all other variations ending with this last move, I believe...
    sounds good.
  5. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    09 Oct '12 18:03
    Nf8
  6. 09 Oct '12 19:17
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    [hidden]Nf8[/hidden]
    Eh? There is no Knight anywhere near f8
  7. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    09 Oct '12 19:40
    Originally posted by morgski
    Eh? There is no Knight anywhere near f8
    Oh it's the other way around, ok Nf1. Rook is pinned because of Qd4#, 2.Nd3 is unstoppable..
  8. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    09 Oct '12 19:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Oh it's the other way around, ok Nf1. Rook is pinned because of Qd4#, 2.Nd3 is unstoppable..
    I think you mean 1.Nc1, which is refuted by ...Rxe4.
  9. 09 Oct '12 20:35
    The composer of this problem has his own website, which is well worth a visit:
    http://www.jurajlorinc.com/chess/chess.htm
  10. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    09 Oct '12 22:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    I think you mean 1.Nc1, which is refuted by ...Rxe4.
    Nc1 ..Rxe4 Nd3#

    Edit; Ah, king escapes, gotcha
  11. 12 Oct '12 04:23
    Here's the solution:

    1 Qd3? (threat 2 Qd5)
    1 ... Rxe4 2 Qb5
    but 1 ... Rh5!

    1 Qa4! (threat 2 Qb5)
    but 1 ... bxa3!

    1 Qd1? (threat 2 Qd5)
    1 ... Rh5 2 Qxh5
    but 1 ... Rxe4!

    1 Nc3! (threat 2 Na4)
    1 ... bxa3/bxc3 2 Qb5
    1 ... Rxe4 2 Qd5
  12. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    12 Oct '12 10:28
    Originally posted by morgski
    [hidden]Nc3, bxc3, Qb5#[/hidden]
    [hidden]Nc3, Rxc3, Qd5#[/hidden]
    [hidden]Nc3, Nxb3, Na4#[/hidden]
    [hidden]Nc3, Rxe4, Na4#[/hidden]
    ...and all other variations ending with this last move, I believe...
    You missed the last one. Good try though.