The 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing was held early this year by WFCC. The two-mover section received as many as 50 problems. Valery Shanshin (Russia) was the winner of the First Prize. Two of our readers got the solution right. We congratulate them and thank the others for their efforts-Ed.

White to play and mate in two moves

**Valery Shanshin, First Prize, 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing 2015**

Credits: Ms Julia Vysotska, WFCC

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3rd 1.Rg2

If Be5 then Rd4 checkmate

If Ke6 or Ke5 then Re4 checkmate

Oh, I see. I overlooked Bxb7 after the rook moves with discovery.

How is 1. Bd5 not mating in all lines? Someone please disprove. Thanks

Dear reader,

I think, you mean 1.Be3!

In that case congrats.

bd3

Dear reader,

Congrats!

1. Be3

if 1…Bxe3 then 2. Nc3#

if 1…Bxb4 then 2. Qf4#

if 1…Bxb7 then 2. Qxf5#

if 1…Qf3 then 2. Qd3#

if 1. Nf3 tehn 2. Qd3#

if 1…Nh3 or Ne2 then Qxh1#

Dear reader,

Your sequence, 1.Rxf5+ Bxb7 2.Qf4+ ?? overlooks 2…Bxf4.

Try again.

Rf5+

If …Bxb7, Qf4#

If …Kxd4, Qd3#