# Chacellor/Empress problem

David113
Posers and Puzzles 08 Jul '08 18:12
1. 08 Jul '08 18:12

Mate in 2.

The piece on a4 is not a rook but a fairy piece called a chancellor or empress. It has the combined forces of rook + knight.
2. 08 Jul '08 19:293 edits
Originally posted by David113
[fen]2n4B/1N3K2/n2P4/1Bpk1pp1/R7/4p1P1/2Pb4/8[/fen]

Mate in 2.

The piece on a4 is not a rook but a fairy piece called a chancellor or empress. It has the combined forces of rook + knight.
Doesn't Black have Nxd6+ on any move (I assume the key move is neither a check or King move)

edit: thanks to my hint I found key move 1. Cc4.
edit 2:
1. Ce4!
1. ... Nb8 2. Cxc5#
1. ... Nc7 2. Cxc5#
1. ... Nb4 2. Cxc5#
1. ... Na7 2. Ce7#
1. ... Nxd6+ 2. Cxd6#
1. ... Nb6 2. Ce7#
1. ... Ne7 2. Cxe7#
1. ... c4 2. Cd4#
1. ... Be1 2. Cxe3#
1. ... Bc1 2. Cc3#
1. ... Bc3 2. Cxc3#/Cxe3#
1. ... Bb4 2. Cxe3#
1. ... Ba5 2. Cxe3#
1. ... Kxe4 2. Bc6#
1. ... e2 2. Cxd2#
1. ... f4 2. Cxg5#
1. ... fxe4 2. c4#
1. ... g4 2. Cf4#
3. 08 Jul '08 21:55
Originally posted by heinzkat
Doesn't Black have Nxd6+ on any move (I assume the key move is neither a check or King move)

edit: thanks to my hint I found key move 1. Cc4.
edit 2:
[b]1. Ce4!

1. ... Nb8 2. Cxc5#
1. ... Nc7 2. Cxc5#
1. ... Nb4 2. Cxc5#
1. ... Na7 2. Ce7#
1. ... Nxd6+ 2. Cxd6#
1. ... Nb6 2. Ce7#
1. ... Ne7 2. Cxe7#
1. ... c4 2. Cd4#
1. ... Be1 2. C ...[text shortened]... . Bc6#
1. ... e2 2. Cxd2#
1. ... f4 2. Cxg5#
1. ... fxe4 2. c4#
1. ... g4 2. Cf4#
[/b]
SOLV'D
4. 09 Jul '08 17:37
First fairy solve. I wonder, is a chancellor such a Queen placed upside down?