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11/26/2012 - Mate in 2


  • 21 months ago · Quote · #121

    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.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #122

    ZacWilson

    Creative underpromotion to avoid draw.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #123

    tanmay_chakrabarti

    good one indeed.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #124

    WeekendWarrior11

    why not King takes pawn, Black forced to b8, then promote to queen for mate?

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #125

    xray

    Good Knight!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #126

    altinyzeiri

    funny one

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #127

    ThutmoseIII

    WeekendWarrior11 wrote:

    why not King takes pawn, Black forced to b8, then promote to queen for mate?

    ------------------------------------

    Because Black could then move to a7 and then that would be a mate in 3 rather than a mate in 2.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #128

    DrB127

    once i got passed the stalemate inevitability, i got me a horsie, ah yes...girls on horseback

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #129

    oldsuitman

    promoted queen to b6 also works in 2

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #130

    dufferps

    Good lesson - find best way to avoid stalemate.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #131

    dufferps

    TimeOnline wrote:

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

     

    1. Qb5      Ka8
    2. d8=Q+   Ka7
    You can now get a mate in 3 (3. Qdb8#), but it was a mate in 2 problem.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #132

    Yoda1999

    easy

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #133

    beedissle

    too easy!!!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #134

    ReyRambler1960

    ***Just in a few seconds***

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #135

    marsuplami

    easy

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #136

    ninenjthomas

    wasn't my favorite: You could have promoted your pawn to either a queen, knight or rook.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #137

    christianwhite

    nice... first try

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #138

    knightofcrashtest

    first try

     

    EASY!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #139

    RookPFeynman

    Nice very nice!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #140

    Moy_Lobito

    Easy


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