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1/9/2013 - Mate in 2


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #121

    mjm2800

    I see 3 possible 2 move checkmates...

    g7...Rh8

    Ke7...Rh8 (but it can be blocked with queen)

    Rh8...Kf7

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #122

    Davinder_singh

    good.......

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #123

    xray

    agree with Briansladovich......nice one

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #124

    aniket15

    1....

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #125

    3943rjfrolland

    Cool

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #126

    Cravista

    Sealed

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #127

    kevinthedavis

    cute little mate

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #128

    oblite

    good

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #129

    eugeneraf

    easy but quite pretty with a chekmate using the king

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #130

    abo_tamem_2012

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #131

    indian_crown

    why white always

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #132

    Vaibhav10

    EasySmileCoolLaughing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #133

    BLACK_STAR_RIDER

    too easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #134

    Vaibhav10

    Abo_tamem_2012 nice puzzle!!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #135

    chessplayer3060

    nice!king checkmate!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #136

    vanhafford

    Rook Sacrifice plus Discovered Checkmate!  Thanks for the lesson!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #137

    Twobit

    Super

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #138

    stanhope13

    Interesting.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #139

    isaacthebird

    easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #140

    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.


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