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1/9/2013 - Mate in 2


  • 20 months ago · Quote · #141

    isaacthebird

    easy

  • 20 months 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.

  • 20 months 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.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #144

    hiroshiyo3

    LE COMMENT

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #145

    jlmolgar

    First

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #146

    Mohit_Royals

    it is very easy

    Laughing

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #147

    maacos

    very simpleSmile

  • 20 months 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.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #149

    Shva

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

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #150

    abekiroz

    sugar

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #151

    Shva

    same with the other one pretty simple. :)

  • 20 months 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 !

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #153

    knightofcrashtest

    epic

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #154

    George32027

    nice

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #155

    cajmrn

    Nice :)

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #156

    beedissle

    Sweet discovery mate!!!

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #157

    tanmay_chakrabarti

    good one indeed.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #158

    suleymanchess

    )

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #159

    hi12345hi

    What do the letters mean?

  • 20 months 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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