Archive 2008-2009 The Starter Problem
 
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The Starter Problem
Written by Brian Stephenson   

This year there were 271 entries (the lowest for some years), of which only 26 were wrong.

John Rice

2S5/1s1p2p1/2p3Q1/2bkP3/5P2/1sR5/2S5/7K

Mate in 2

1.e6!    (2.Qf5#)
	
1...Sd4  2.Se3#
1...Bd4  2.Sb4#
1...Bd6  2.Sb6#
1...dxe6 2.Qg2#
1...Sd6  2.Se7#

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

1.Qf5?  (2.e6#) 1...g6!
1.Qf7+?         1...Ke4!
1.Se7+?         1...Bxe7!
1.Se3+?         1...Bxe3!

 

 
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