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White Mates
Chess Problems

by Leo Mano

WM02 - Leo Mano
(5x5) r7 - 1pPAp3 - pkB5 - N7 - 2K5 - 8 - 8 - 8

Atomic Rocket. The can move 1 or 2 squares to any direction (and can to capture in this range, of course) and can to jump any adjacent piece. If exist a enemy piece in the landing square, it will be captured. White mates in 2.

Solution: 1 e7! (am. c5++)
In spite of repeated mates to any black move (a5 or bc6 or a7), it only exist by the . If the was replaced by a , then the mates disappears. For example:
a) 1... a5; 2 c5+, b5+ (but 2 c5++)
b) 1... bc6; 2 c5+, c7 (but 2 c5++)
c) 1... a7; 2 c5+, b6 (but 2 c5++)

Try: 1 b7+?, a5!; 2 b5+?, ab5 (but 2 b4++)

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