11/26/2012 - Mate in 2

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #101


    If the puzzle is about mate in 2 without any qualifications (which is the case in point, unless I am missing something), it should allow other ways of checkmating in 2.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #102


    Crap !!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #103


    Nice puzzle, I stared at my Pawn, then my Queen, then my King, then the two pawns in front of the King. I wondered whether I could get stalemated. Then I looked at the Queening square and thought rook? still stalemate .. bishop? .. no checkmate .. Knight! .. now since you know my fascinating thought process, you can publish it and become a Cognitive Psychologist.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #104


    some times less is more

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #105


    What about Qb5 Ka8 d8=Q?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #106


    Page 6!  Oh boy!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #107


    Ok, why not KxP, then only move left is K-b8 and P-d8 promoting to Q is also mate in the same number for moves for white?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #108


    It's good. At first I wanted to promote to a queen but that way lies stalemate. Ha!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #109


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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #111


    Couldn't someone in theory pull the queen out of the way for the first move to avoid a stalemate, then on the next move promote the pawn, and then go for  a back rank mate.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #112


    Why not Q-b5 
    --> Black king has to go to a8
    Promoto to queen => Checkmate...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #113



  • 3 years ago · Quote · #114


    is it be Caturday yet?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #115


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #116


    promote to queen its steelmate, this is fantastic puzzle!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #117


    This was a good one. Took me a minute to see that the pawn to knight promotion would end it.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #118


    Well, I tried a mate in 3 combo so I guess that means I missed it. However, I got it on the next try.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #119


    what abt 1. Qb5 Ka8 and 2.d8Q#

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #120


    Earlier I wrote:

    "Ok, why not KxP, then only move left is K-b8 and P-d8 promoting to Q is also mate in the same number for moves for white?"


    OK, I see that this has the same problem as the Q-b5 move.  The King can go back to a7 on the promotion check, so it takes one more move to mate.

    Good problem.

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