Nitpicking László Polgár's Chess: ... #1071

Nitpicking László Polgár's Chess: ... #1071

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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+ ♚xf6
2. ♕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.

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  • 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.

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