Mate in two moves
National Master of Problem Chess
IM FIDE for Chess Composition
The first move of the solution (or the first moves of the solution and tries in total) enables at least 6 defences and 6 different variations.
The thematic condition may be presented in the solution (Example 1); or split between a try and solution (Example 2); or in the solution and more tries (Example 3). In a multi-phase forms the same defences may be repeated, but they will count as thematic only if replied by different mates.
Defences may be by one or more black pieces.
The Macedonian Problemist 2018
7 thematic variations
1st Pr. Tribuna Sibiului TT 1982
2x3 changed mates after thematic defences
1st Pr. Pula Ineternet Tourney 2000
José Miguel Abad González
BG QCT 2023 - Award