Nitpicking László Polgár’s Chess: … #1071

I was reading László Polgár’s excellent book Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games and ran across #1071, White to move and mate in 2:

The purported solution is…

1. ♘xf6+ ♚xf6
2. ♕f7#

… which, indeed, works – and there is no other mate in two that I can see – so why blog this?

Because there’s a mate in one.

Comments (2)

  1. noneofyourbusiness says:

    It’s been a while siince I’ve played chess, but I believe:

    White knight: D5 to C7  should be checkmate.  

  2. Yup.  I think the problem is fixable, though… for example, moving the ♕ to g8 and putting another ♟ on f7 should do it.