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A nice, simple mate in two to start off the week.


A composition by William Shinkman. That the rook makes a lateral move that is the only one that works among the six choices on that rank is quite ingenious. 1.Ra2 and whatever Black replies, of 21 possible replies, it’s mate next move.

 

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