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In this, the last of our samples from The Joys of Chess, we have a problem that Steinitz wrote that was the only mate in two he couldn’t solve in under 15 minutes. Now, you have another world champion to beat! Mate in two in 15 minutes!


Solution:

Here are some of the possibilities…a composition by Pulitizer…

1.Qf6 exd4 [1...Bxc2 2.Qf3#; 1...e4 2.Rb3#; 1...Be4 2.Qf2#; 1...Nd5 2.Nxf5#; 1...Ke4 2.Qxe5#] 2.Qxd4#

Send questions and comments to PTamburro@aol.com.

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