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Sam Loyd will complete our week with a formation that becomes famous in puzzle lore: the two adjacent rooks flanked by their two bishops. Problemists would copy this formation to come up with some ingenious mates. We’ll start with an easy mate in two.


  Each of Black’s reasonable responses to white’s first move is met by a different mating move! 1. Qc5 Qxc5 .. Bd5 2. Qxe3#) (1... Qxb3+ 2. cxb3#)(1... Bxb6 2. Nxg5#) (1... Rxf3 2. gxf3#) (1... Qc3 2. Nxc3#) (1... Qd4 2.Qxd4#) 2. c4#

 

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