In this solution, the move that was required is given in bold type. All
else is given for the sake of completeness and for the interest of solvers.
Threats are given in parentheses. The symbol 'S' stands for knight.
John Rice
Mate in 2
1.e5! (2.b6#)
1...Bd3 2.Qxd3#
1...Qxe5 2.dxe5#
1...Qe8 2.d5#
The following moves were incorrectly claimed as the key. They are followed by
their refutations:
Claim 
Refutations 
1.d5 
1...Bd3! 
1.b6 
Illegal move! This pawn is pinned! 
1.Sa2 
1...Bd3! 
1.Sc6 
1...Qg5!, 1...Qf5!, 1...Qd5!, 1...Qc5!, 1...f2!, 1...Bd1!, 1...Bd3!, 1...Bf1! 
1.Sc2 
1...Qc5!, 1...Bd3! 
1.Sd5 
1...Qxd5!, 1...Bd3! 
1.Qc1+ 
1...Kb3!, 1...Kxd4! 
1.Rg1 
1...Bf1! 
1.Rh4 
1...Qe8!, 1...Qg5!, 1...Qf5!, 1...Qe5!, 1...Qd5!, 1...Qc5!, 1...f2!, 1...Bf1! 
1.Ka4 
1...Bd1+!, 1...Qe8!, 1...Qg5!, 1...Qf5!, 1...Qe5!, 1...Qd5!, 1...Qc5!, 1...f2!, 1...Bf1! 
There were 249 entries this year, of which 42 were incorrect.
