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Tivadar Kardos

Tivadar Kardos
La Scacchiera, 1952
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Helpmate in two moves.

Tivadar Kardos (September 26, 1921 in Budapest - May 15, 1998) was a well-known Hungarian chess problem creator (Chess composer) and author in chess.

Kardos, an academic by career, composed more than 400 chess problems. He focused on two-move problems, as well as self- and helpmates. He was chairman of the Budapest Chess Problem Committee. Together with István Rágó, from 1969 to 1976 he published the paper "Feladványkedvelők Lapja" (Paper of the Friends of Chess Problems).

At right is shown one of his problems. The solution is: 1.Ke6! Ne3 2.Qf8+! gxf8N mate (set play: 1...Ng3+ 2.Kxg6 gxh8N mate)