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I was reading László Polgár's excellent book Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games and ran across #1071, White to move and mate in 2:
The purported solution is...
1. ♘xf6+ ♚xf62. ♕f7#
... which, indeed, works - and there is no other mate in two that I can see - so why blog this?
Because there's a mate in one.
It's been a while siince I've played chess, but I believe:
White knight: D5 to C7 should be checkmate.
Yup. I think the problem is fixable, though... for example, moving the ♕ to g8 and putting another ♟ on f7 should do it.