Originally posted by David113That is indeed the correct answer, you win a virtual pat on the back.
1.Qa3! ( the threat is 2.N:e6 with 3.Qb3#; if 2...Nc5/Nb4 then 3.Rb4# )
1...b5 2.Rc1+ Kd4 3.Qc3#
1...Nc7 2.Rb4+ Kc5 3.Ne4#
Originally posted by TheGambit1.Bg1! (zz)
That is indeed the correct answer, you win a virtual pat on the back.
Ok, here's another - it's the September problem in The Independent, took me a little while to get.
White to play and mate in 2. The competition (I'm not looking for the answer, I do know it honest!) also asks for the five distinct mates;
Originally posted by BigDoggProblemAye, that's the one. Thanks, now I can enter that competition
1...R~1 (or Rc4) 2.Q(x)c4#
1...Rc~ (or Rd1) 2.Q(x)d1#
Originally posted by TheGambit1.Ne7! (2.Ng6)
Aye, that's the one. Thanks, now I can enter that competition
Right, this is the last one that I have to hand, it was last months problem in the Independent. Again, white to play and mate in two;