Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 67

When well composed, mate in 2 chess problems are highly enjoyable which is why I share so many of these gems with the Daily Chess Musings community. Tonight’s puzzle was definitely well composed and although I had never heard of Gyula Andre before, I now have a deep respect for his talent as a composer.

White to move and mate in 2 (Gyula Andre, Magyar Sakkelet 1952).

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One thought on “Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 67

  1. Hi, Chris. Looks like Rd3 is it, right? Threatens Qe3#. I looked for some way for the Bishop on a2 to defend d5, which happens on c4xd3; 2. Nd2#. …Kxd3; 2. Bb1#
    I don’t like that the N(g1) seems to be there just to prevent Ke2?

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