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1/9/2013 - Mate in 2


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #141

    isaacthebird

    easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #142

    whitechocotreat

    briansladovich wrote:
    dufferps wrote:
    briansladovich wrote:

     My first instinct was to move the pawn to g7 but, this wouldn't be mate in two.

     

    That was the first thing I looked at also, but it was pretty obvious that the black queen could check on the next move and check repeatedly from then on.  So (this being a puzzle),  I immediately focused on the only check move available to white at that point.  It was a sacrifice (not to be rejected off-hand when doing a puzzle), and the power of the next move was immediately evident.  Black is forced to capture the rook, and put his king in a corner, and an easy move by the white king discovers a check and blocks the black king's only escape square.  Sweet!

     Nice summary, dufferps. The power of hindsight ! Fools rush in and all that.

    It sounds like dufferps' suggestion here is that black would take a draw after g7; However, g7 is actually losing and not drawing. After g7, Qb6+. The king has to protect the rook so Kg5. Then black plays Qxh6, sacrificing the queen and the king takes back on h6. If you look at that position, you'll see that white can not stop both of blacks pawns on the e and a file. Black will push both of those pawns and the white bishop can only stop one of them. Black will queen one of those pawns and white loses.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #143

    leonwool

    g7 would be very ugly. A kind of self blockade, punished not by perpetual but by ..Qxh6 and an embarrassing loss.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #144

    hiroshiyo3

    LE COMMENT

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #145

    jlmolgar

    First

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #146

    Mohit_Royals

    it is very easy

    Laughing

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #147

    maacos

    very simpleSmile

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #148

    briansladovich

    whitechocotreat wrote:
    briansladovich wrote:
    dufferps wrote:
    briansladovich wrote:

     My first instinct was to move the pawn to g7 but, this wouldn't be mate in two.

     

    That was the first thing I looked at also, but it was pretty obvious that the black queen could check on the next move and check repeatedly from then on.  So (this being a puzzle),  I immediately focused on the only check move available to white at that point.  It was a sacrifice (not to be rejected off-hand when doing a puzzle), and the power of the next move was immediately evident.  Black is forced to capture the rook, and put his king in a corner, and an easy move by the white king discovers a check and blocks the black king's only escape square.  Sweet!

     Nice summary, dufferps. The power of hindsight ! Fools rush in and all that.

    It sounds like dufferps' suggestion here is that black would take a draw after g7; However, g7 is actually losing and not drawing. After g7, Qb6+. The king has to protect the rook so Kg5. Then black plays Qxh6, sacrificing the queen and the king takes back on h6. If you look at that position, you'll see that white can not stop both of blacks pawns on the e and a file. Black will push both of those pawns and the white bishop can only stop one of them. Black will queen one of those pawns and white loses.

    Cool Nice black queen sac. Black regains queen. White resigns. You are correct !

     

    Edit:  Perhaps a whole new puzzle in the making.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #149

    Shva

    i found it pretty easy to figure out. wasnt hard. Cool

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #150

    abekiroz

    sugar

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #151

    Shva

    same with the other one pretty simple. :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #152

    briansladovich

    leonwool wrote:

    g7 would be very ugly. A kind of self blockade, punished not by perpetual but by ..Qxh6 and an embarrassing loss.

    Cool You are correct !

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #153

    knightofcrashtest

    epic

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #154

    George32027

    nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #155

    cajmrn

    Nice :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #156

    beedissle

    Sweet discovery mate!!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #157

    tanmay_chakrabarti

    good one indeed.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #158

    suleymanchess

    )

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #159

    hi12345hi

    What do the letters mean?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #160

    elliotjanzen

    great problem - really helped tune my instincts, but I like to see many steps on the front page!


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