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No. 652

No. 652
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White to play and mate in two moves. Composed by Revd Ernest Clement Mortimer, The Problemist, 1942. Answers should be emailed to chess@spectator.co.uk by Monday 10 May. There is a prize of £20 for the first correct answer out of a hat. Please include a postal address and allow six weeks for prize delivery.

Last week’s solution 1 Bd1! Kd3 2 Qd5 mate, or 1…Kc4 2 Qe4 mate.

Last week’s winner John Payne, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire

Written byLuke McShane

Luke McShane is chess columnist for The Spectator.

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