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1/13/2013 - Mate in 2


  • 24 months ago · Quote · #101

    tanmay_chakrabarti

    not bad.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #102

    Vandelium

    Easy peasy

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #103

    Edneymb

    piece of cake

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #104

    xray

    Hope all enjoy their Sunday......

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #105

    eckat

    2/5

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #106

    whamil

    first

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #107

    strngdrvnthng

    Very nice!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #108

    vanhafford

    Thanks for the lesson.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #109

    wizzy232

    f4 to f6 could also work

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #110

    wizzy232

    very easy

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #111

    beedissle

    Yawnage!!!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #112

    Assessor

    Not too difficult to complete but I must admit I couldn't see the mate that was available so quickly. Normally it would have taken me many more moves even when starting from such an advantageous starting position. Good puzzle. Thanks!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #113

    stanhope13

    Sunday.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #114

    dufferps

    Ultraman81 wrote:

    Shouldn't they stop naming these puzzles "mate in 2" etc? Most of them are easy enough not to need the title giving us an extra hint on what the solution looks like...

    You are right that the "mate in 2" title is a sort of a hint.  (It made me look for a mate in 2, where otherwise I might have tried something else). However, telling that it is a "mate in 2" puzzle, defines the requirement to be met.  Otherwise, finding another forced mate line (say a mate in 3) can claim to be an equially good solution)

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #115

    chesskratos

    easy.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #116

    Tuth

    basic

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #117

    foxnunes

    Fácil

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #118

    marsuplami

    thx wayne !!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #119

    Zoras

    nice 

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #120

    dufferps

    Thanks, abo_tammem_2012, for a really excellent puzzle in comment #102.

    I didn't see the logic of it until the very end.  I would have gone astray on all but the last two moves.  And I truthfully don't think there is any alternative way white could win it, but I'll have to look at some of the alternative routes for the king to get to e-1 (with a rook at f2 and the other rook preventing a free queen at a1)

    Yes, the sequences of the moves could be changed, and white could even let black promote at a1  delaying the checkmate one additional move (then capture the promoted piece), but the basic ploy of interposing the King on e1 or on f1 (to allow the Bishop to capture at f2 and be captured to discover a checkmate), is the way for white to win and probably the only way for white to win


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