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Samuel Loyd
Musical World, 1859

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2+4. Mate in 2

Solution: White has the move. Black has just moved his K or his R. He can't castle anymore. Therefore 1. Qa1 ... 2. Qh8 mate can't be countered by the (illegal) 1 ... O-O-O.