(1) Rice,John - Mate in two
Original for The Problemist, 2004



1.Qd6
threatening Nb3# or Nc6#

1...b4
[1...Nc3 2.Nc6# (2.Nb3# ) ; 1...Nc1 This move defend on b3, but loosing control of c5, so.. 2.Qc5# ; 1...Nc5 2.Qxc5# ]

2.Nb3#
[Bd5 is pinned and pawn has no more control of b4 2.Rc4# ] *