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Vincent L Eaton

Chess Life, 1952

b6B/r5R1/R1s1Pk2/3Q4/5P1b/8/8/7K

Mate in 2

1.Qh5 (2.Qg6#)
1...N random+ 2.Rb7#
1...Ne7+ 2.Rg2#
1...Kxe6 2.Qe5#
1...Rxg7 2.Qf7#

A spectacular key move which looks expressly designed to avoid fulfilling the stipulation. Having to mate on the second move the queen moves off the long diagonal, allowing multiple discovered checks and a flight at e6. The variations display two long-range cross-checks enhanced by two pin-mates.

Vincent Eaton (1915-1962) was one of America's greatest composers.

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