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Mate in two moves

Many chess problems have the stipulation Mate in two moves. Here, the task is for the solver to find a move for white, such that after any next move for black, there is a mating move for white.

A short notation that is sometimes used for `mate in two moves' is #2.

This kind of problems is probably the most popular type - tens of thousands of mate in two moves problems have been composed. The following famous example of such a problem dates from 1859, and has been made by the famous chess problem composer and game designer Samuel Loyd. This problem has been published in the Boston Gazette. F. Janet named this arrangement of black bishops and rooks, which appeared in this problem for the first time the Organ Pipes

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Solution


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