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11/26/2012 - Mate in 2


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #101

    yfn

    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.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #102

    Spartan_Titans

    Crap !!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #103

    Cavatine

    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.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #104

    jackOFspades203

    some times less is more

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #105

    Bittrsweet

    What about Qb5 Ka8 d8=Q?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #106

    pdmura

    Page 6!  Oh boy!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #107

    trpltz

    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?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #108

    DesKahn

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

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #109

    Easeland

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #110

    abekiroz

    easy

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #111

    brisket

    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.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #112

    TimeOnline

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

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #113

    cubism

    Hmmmmm?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #114

    garynew

    is it be Caturday yet?

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #115

    mspaschalis

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #116

    mspaschalis

    promote to queen its steelmate, this is fantastic puzzle!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #117

    naturalproduct

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

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #118

    ThutmoseIII

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

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #119

    Sanseng

    what abt 1. Qb5 Ka8 and 2.d8Q#

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #120

    trpltz

    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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