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The "first" posters are getting worse!
rook takes b6 mate! in two!
Beautiful. I didn't get the second move, and after I was shown it everything was so obvious. How could I have missed it? Part of my problem was that I had been envisioning a final mate by a rook on the back row- not a rook sacrifice to put the black king in a spot with no escape squares.
2. Rxb6+ ?
2. Rxb6+ Qxf3+3. Kg1 Qg2#
THat was easy
Hmmmm? quite effective
Nice one . not hard but not too easy
What about Rxb6 after Ka8? Mate, I think.
Nevermind, queen takes it.
A little sipler way !
But that would not work:
After 2. Rh7+ Black would respond2. ... Qxf3+ forcing 3. Kg1 Qg2#
White MUST move 2. Rb7++
He might try 2. Rf7 to stave off the immediate ... Qxf3+, but 2. ... gxf3 would be almost as devastating. One of black's threats:3. ... Rxh2+, 4. Kg1 Rg1+ 5. Kf2 R8h2#
Another:3. ... Qd5 threatening the rook at f7 and the Bishop at g5 and threatening discovered check by advancing the f-pawn.
White's best defense against these threats might be 3. h4. But I think black would soon have an overpowering advantage - probably with 3. ... Qd5. I don't see any way white can defend without sacrificing yet another piece in a losing continuation.
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