# 12/9/2012 - Mate in 2

• 2 years ago · Quote · #101

Fun and quick.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #102

Sunday easy sunday

• 2 years ago · Quote · #103

good gping

• 2 years ago · Quote · #104

First page...

• 2 years ago · Quote · #105

very easy

• 2 years ago · Quote · #106

Groove is in the heart,groove is in the heart...doo doo doo da

• 2 years ago · Quote · #107

sunday easy

• 2 years ago · Quote · #108

easy...

• 2 years ago · Quote · #109

Stephen_33 posted a really tough puzzle in comment #52.  After getting the solution via the "help" button, I wondered if black could have found alternative moves to avoid mate in 3.  But no way. Black's initial response is virtually forced -- anything else is mate in 2.
EDIT: I was wrong about that.  I was thinking of any other move by the Rook.  If black responds by moving another piece - say captures the knight with his g-pawn - white captures the rook and mates on the move following that (mate in 3).

After white's second move, he has two alternative moves that would be checkmate.  Black could use his bishop or rook to protect against one of them, but can't cover them both.  So instead, black advances his pawn and leaves white to choose whichever checkmate he wants on the third move.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #110

easy

• 2 years ago · Quote · #111

easy one.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #112

• 2 years ago · Quote · #113

hmmm

• 2 years ago · Quote · #114

Nice one-two punch for the knock out.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #115

Solved it without mistakes.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #116
saurabhchopra wrote:
Cnacnel wrote:

Your puzzle is bad stephen, since the moves black makes aren't forced and they are additionaly pretty big mistakes

His puzzle is not bad, at the most there is a problem with the engine on

Mate in 4 or more moves I was able to find. What I was struggling to do was find a mate in 3. Do you have any good moves for mate in 3 on the above link?

Fair puzzle: nice!

• 2 years ago · Quote · #117

Good day; bonne journée.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #118

Easy peasy lemon sqeasy.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #119

Good puzzle.

• 2 years ago · Quote · #120