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The Starter Problem
Written by Brian Stephenson   

John Rice

7K/p2S4/r2P4/1BBk1P2/4b3/2p2s2/5Q2/4R1s1

Mate in 2

1.Qg2!  (2.Qg8#)
	
1...Sd4  2.Qxe4#
1...Sg5  2.Rd1#
1...Se5  2.Qxe4#
1...Bxf5 2.Re5#
1...Rxd6 2.Qa2#

The following moves, all of which fail as indicated, were given by unsucessful solvers:

  • 1.Qg3? (2.Qg8#) 1...Bxf5!
  • 1.Qe3? (2.Qxe4#) 1...Se2!,Ra4!
  • 1.Qd4+? 1...Sxd4!
  • 1.Bb6? (2.Qc5#) 1...axb6!
  • 1.Bxa7? (2.Qc5#) 1...Rc6!
  • 1.Bb4? (2.Qc5#) 1...Sd4!,Rc6!
  • 1.Rd1+? 1...Bd3!
  • 1.Rxe4? (2.Sf6#) 1...Rxd6!,Kxe4!
  • 1.Sf6+? 1...Ke5!
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