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This week's problem is a tougher-than-usual solving challenge, just to get you in
the mood for the upcoming final of the
Winton Capital British Chess Solving Championship (WCBCSC),
which take place at Eton College on Saturday 22nd February. It is a two-solution helpmate, in 6.5 moves,
which means that White moves first (unusually for a helpmate), and Black is mated
with White's 7th move.
Of course, there are no clues given at the WCBCSC, but, being a generous chap, I can
tell you that I first saw this problem in an article by David Shire in the July 2003
Problemist, entitled “Echoes for Everyone”. I trust that helps...