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An old-time favourite by one of the leading English composers of the day.
Solution: An excellent key, 1.Se7, threatens 2.Sc6 and gives the black king two flight squares while allowing a queen check - 1...Ke5 2.Sxf5, 1...Kxe4 2.Re3; 1...Qxe4+ 2.Rc6. Two selfblocks lead to long-range queen mates, 1...fxe4 2.Qxh8 and 1...Be5 2.Qa4. Finally 1...g any brings back 2.Sxf5. In line with the values of the English school of composition the play is completely accurate, with only one mate possible after each black move.
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