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Chess Problem # 9 E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Sunday, 19 April 2015 21:19

The 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing was held early this year by WFCC. The two-mover section received as many as 50 problems. Valery Shanshin (Russia) was the winner of the First Prize. Two of our readers got the solution right. We congratulate them and thank the others for their efforts-Ed.

problem 9

White to play and mate in two moves

Valery Shanshin, First Prize, 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2015

Credits: Ms Julia Vysotska, WFCC

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0 #8 Marty 2015-06-30 08:50
Oh, I see. I overlooked Bxb7 after the rook moves with discovery.
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0 #7 Marty 2015-06-30 08:47
How is 1. Bd5 not mating in all lines? Someone please disprove. Thanks
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0 #6 chessbibliophile 2015-06-25 09:00
Dear reader,
I think, you mean 1.Be3!
In that case congrats.
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+1 #5 ed 2015-06-24 22:13
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+1 #4 chessbibliophile 2015-06-10 11:41
Dear reader,
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+1 #3 Donex 2015-06-10 06:30
1. Be3
if 1...Bxe3 then 2. Nc3#
if 1...Bxb4 then 2. Qf4#
if 1...Bxb7 then 2. Qxf5#
if 1...Qf3 then 2. Qd3#
if 1. Nf3 tehn 2. Qd3#
if 1...Nh3 or Ne2 then Qxh1#
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0 #2 chessbibliophile 2015-06-08 22:00
Dear reader,
Your sequence, 1.Rxf5+ Bxb7 2.Qf4+ ?? overlooks 2…Bxf4.
Try again.
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+2 #1 Viza 2015-06-08 07:22
If ...Bxb7, Qf4#
If ...Kxd4, Qd3#
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