- 05 Sep '06 20:03

That is indeed the correct answer, you win a virtual pat on the back.*Originally posted by David113***Solution:**

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#

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;

- 05 Sep '06 20:57
*Originally posted by TheGambit***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;

[fen]8/8/8/8/3Q2K1/1N6/4kB2/2r2R2[/fen]**1.Bg1!**(zz)

1...R~1 (or Rc4) 2.Q(x)c4#

1...Rc~ (or Rd1) 2.Q(x)d1#

1...Re1 2.Rf2#

1...Rxf1 2.Qd2#

1...Kxf1 2.Qf2# - 05 Sep '06 21:04

Aye, that's the one. Thanks, now I can enter that competition*Originally posted by BigDoggProblem***[b]1.Bg1!**(zz)

1...R~1 (or Rc4) 2.Q(x)c4#

1...Rc~ (or Rd1) 2.Q(x)d1#

1...Re1 2.Rf2#

1...Rxf1 2.Qd2#

1...Kxf1 2.Qf2#[/b]

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;

- 05 Sep '06 23:04 / 1 edit
*Originally posted by TheGambit***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;

[fen]5QNb/8/2p1p3/2K1k2n/8/2pP4/2r5/7b[/fen]**1.Ne7!**(2.Ng6)

1...Bf6 (or Nf6) 2.Qb8

1...Rg2 2.Nxc6

1...Nf4 2.Qxh8

1...Be4 2.d4

Edit: bPc6 is a needless piece and should have been removed by the composer.