White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

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A thousand apologies for my putting up the wrong diagram on Friday. As one reader, of many who wrote me, pointed out, I seem snakebitten by this puzzle, as I also got it wrong in my book and was attempting to make amends by putting it here. Yes, THIS TIME it is the correct puzzle position. Much thanks to all who wrote! White mates in two. BTW, the problem first appeared (in correct form!)in Good Companions, March, 1920.


1.Qa1 Ba3 [1...Bxd2 2.Qxb1#; 1...Qxb3 2.Qxc1#; 1...Qxc2 2.Qxc1#; 1...Bb2+ 2.c3#]2.c3#

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