Chess Puzzle of the Week (182): Solution

#2
Edward Bagehot Schwann
The English Mechanic and World of Science 1891

Last week’s puzzle, a mate in 2 composed by Richmond Chess Club’s Edward Bagehot Schwann, solves as follows:

1. Ne6!

If 1… a4, 2.R×c5#

If 1… Ka4, 2. Nc3#

If 1… K×c4, 2. Be2#

If 1… Kc6, 2. Nd4#

Nothing profound or difficult, but a flight-giving key, three-quarter star flights and two pin mates.

A good introduction to the chess problem art, I think.