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Let’s take a time out from sparkling combinations for a sparkling mate in two composition which won a prize for E. Boswell in 1929.

The concept of each black pawn move requiring a different mate in quite nice, and, since there are a number of “tries” in the position, it just goes to show the apparent simplicity of the position and minimal pieces used can be very enjoyable: 1. Qa8 b2 (1... c3 2. Kxb3#) (1... d4 2. Qh1#) 2. Kb4# It’s a fun teaching composition as well for the “youngins.”


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