Originally posted by Ravello Thanks for the great point of view,genius,but a "?" after the first move and nothing more makes one think that there should be a mate in one.
Originally posted by Wulebgr only if you are unfamiliar with chess jargon
I have never seen any chess book state, "White to move and win somewhere down the line."
Almost universal in chess books, however, is a statement about who is on move ( "white to move" ) and the result sought ( "win" ). A few texts, such as Polgar's Chess Training in 5334 Positions tell you mate in x moves. On the other hand, Polgar's Chess Endgames cuts it to a minimum: "1? =" means white to move and draw, while "1...? -+" means black to move and win. None of the 4560 positions in that tome are mate in one, but a small number of solutions list only one move.
So, after the pattern of Polgar, here's another of my favorites from Finali di Pedone I