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The Weekly Chess Problem, 24th November 2014
Written by Michael McDowell   

P. F. Blake

Leeds Weekly Mercury, 22nd March 1902

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Mate in 2

One basic technique for solving two-movers is to determine the set play, in other words the black moves in the diagram which would allow mate if played immediately. That way the solver can identify variations which are likely to be retained, and which defences need to be provided for. This problem is a good example of the English School of composition, a style which aimed to combine a number of accurate variations, with no black defence allowing more than one mate.

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