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1/9/2013 - Mate in 2


  • 18 months ago · Quote · #81

    onefineham

    Baddabing!

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #82

    robertkeitz111

    cool!

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #83

    nomembername

    way too easy

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #84

    Ashu382

    easy

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #85

    deepak64

    a very nice puzzle.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #86

    Kasresh402

    easiest

    Rh8 then Kg7

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #87

    briansladovich

    onefineham wrote:

    Baddabing!

    Cool Badaboom !

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #88

    leafyplayer

    interesting

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #89

    Rookde

    Sacrifice!  When will I get this ingrained in my tactics?

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #90

    dc17

    first..hundred!!

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #91

    icenightfighter

    easy yayTongue Out

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #92

    Djazbin

    Good day; bonne journée.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #93

    dufferps

    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!

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #94

    Torrence

    Good Puzzle...,

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #95

    dufferps

    CaptJaneway wrote:
    briansladovich wrote:

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

    Had the same thought. It would mate, but more than 2 moves.

    I would like to know how white could checkmate after 1.g7  Qb6+.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #96

    leendertthebest

    nice mate

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #97

    leendertthebest

    not difficult

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #98

    jlueke

    A little easy for Wednesday

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #99

    ThutmoseIII

    There are several possible mates, finding the mate in 2 took awhile but I solved it.

    I dedicate my victory to the “first pagers”. While the rest of us try to solve the daily puzzle, they say “Bah to that”. They live by their own rules. In their own minds, they can achieve success on par with the puzzle solvers without any demonstrable chess talent. It’s like they have a mental shield that protects their fragile egos. That’s what I admire. That mental shield thing. It’s like they have super powers.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #100

    FredBatchelor

    It's all in the wrist.


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