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Chess Problem with Chancellor 3

White:
King f7; Chancellor a4; Knight b7; Bishop b5, h8; Pawn d6, c2, g3.

Black:
King d5; Knight a6, c8; Bishop d2; Pawn c5, e3, f5, g5.

White to mate in two moves.

The chancellor is a piece that has the combined moves of rook and knight (in the same manner as the queen has the combined moves of bishop and rook).

Solution

1. Chancellor a4 - e4. After every move of black, white can mate. (Check it out: already finding all these responses are nice little puzzles!)
Written Hans Bodlaender, with thanks to Ralph Betza.
WWW page created: March 10, 1997.