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  1. 02 Feb '12 18:36
    White to mate in two.
    I lost an hour to this one, see if you can beat my time.

  2. 02 Feb '12 18:55 / 13 edits
    Originally posted by morgski
    White to mate in two.
    I lost an hour to this one, see if you can beat my time.

    [fen]3R4/8/3n1pB1/NR1b2p1/1P1k1nP1/2p3N1/2KP1P2/7Q[/fen]
    1.Bf7

    1...cxd2 2.Qa1#

    1...f5 Qh8#

    1...Nxf7 2.Qe4#

    1...Nf~ 2.R~xd5#

    1....Bxf7 2.Nf5#

    1...Bxh1 2.Nb3#


    Edits: I couldn't show my idea in few enough words to fit in a single pair of hidden brackets.
  3. 02 Feb '12 20:23 / 2 edits
  4. 02 Feb '12 21:10
    Good job Tomtom, you posted 30 minutes after me, so beat me by at least 30. I was stuck for ages thinking the threat of Bb3+ meant the first move by white had to be check. 🙂
  5. 02 Feb '12 21:14
    Originally posted by morgski
    Good job Tomtom, you posted 30 minutes after me, so beat me by at least 30. I was stuck for ages thinking the threat of Bb3+ meant the first move by white had to be check. 🙂
    Yeah, I've seen many problems like this one where you have to figure out how to put black in zugswang... so the half hour you looked for a check is the half hour I gained knowing that wasn't the point. 🙂