Chess Puzzle of the Week (180): Solution

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Jan Hartong
Good Companion, Complete Block Ty
1st Prize, Section II. Meredith Two-Movers
Good Companion, Apr 1922 

The solution to last week’s puzzle from 100 years ago is:

  1. Qd4+ and if 1… c1Q+, 2. Ne1#, or if 1… c1N, 2. Qb2#, or if the N on a6 moves, Q(x)b4#.

Solving relatively simple 2-movers like this is a good way to improve your calculation skills. Well done if you managed to find the solution.