Chess friend and Knight Errant Satish Talim has published a chess problem on his Weblog
. It's a tricky one with not one, but two solutions! Here's the position - it's White to move and mate in 2...
Click and drag your mouse between the brackets to see my solution - I think I've got it?
[ White's Queen seems to be a spectator in the action. 1.Bg5 is the key and then the White Pawn at e5 must become the target, Black really has nothing else to do? If, 1...Ngxe5 then, 2.Nce7# but what if, 1...Ncxe5? and the second move is no good? Then the other Knight gets into the game with 2.Nd4#
The book of chess problems that Satish got this one from is 700 Chess Problems - Selected from the Compositions of Mrs. W. J. Baird.
It can be downloaded from here
if you'd like to try the other 699! Update:
Satish quite correctly points out that the first move in my suggested solution, Bg5 fails immediately to Qxg5! Clearly I should start drinking Almond wine instead of coffee in the morning! Back to the drawing board (and resisting the tempations of the Chessmaster 9000) on finding the solution - now where did I leave that corkscrew?