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Colin P Sydenham

3rd HM., The Problemist, 1987/I

3S4/8/BP6/1Rp5/2kss2B/3R1Q2/1K6/8

Mate in 2: 3 solutions

Reason for choice: Note how in A the d-rook pins and the queen mates, in B the queen pins and the b-rook mates, and in C the b-rook pins and the d-rook mates. This interchange of function between the d-rook, queen and b-rook is the core of the problem. The key bishop works intensively; in each solution it crucially guards two squares in the mating net. A superb construction in which the b6 pawn is only a small blemish, necessary to prevent unwanted moves of the rook up the b-file after 1...Sd-random.

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