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All hail the Rsac and rejoice at the resulting #.
Good Puzzle again
easy as cake.
Isn't 2.Qh4+ possible too?
Surely is, but they have flatulence.
First page! And what's wrong with 2. Qh4+?
Any h file check also works......
not a bad puzzle...
This puzzle has one little sad thing there is a second solution in the second move (just say a possible sideline) which lessens a little its beauty!
1 Rh8+ Kxh8 (forced) 2 Qh5+ (or 2 Qh4+ sideline) 2...Kg8 (forced) 3 Qh7#
A true pearl by Peruvian grandmaster Esteban Canal: White to play and give checkmate in 2 moves. Can you find it?
nice one pcfilho....
thanks for sharing....
the pawn is helpful
No! 2 Qh6+? doesn't work at all 2...gxh6 and White is lost!
what's wrong with it is that black is ready to launch that mate on a2. that rook move is needed to give white queen the opportunity to mate.
No! Read first please! 1 Rh8+ Kxh8 (forced) 2 Qh4+ Black cannot check(mate) because he is in check himself!
The checkmate was so easy and straightforward. In a game, if I was focused on my attack, I would have seen it right away. Bur if I was focused on defense, I might have played 1.b3 and missed the easy checkmate sequence. Note that 1.b3 is also aggressive, black would probably move his queen to safety, and I might then see my Rh8 - Qh5 - Qh2# sequence. I would be especially likely to focus on my best move with my h-file rook if black answered 1.b3 with ... Qe2 (threatening 2....Bxf3 and 3....Bxh1.
But today the solution jumped right out at me, and that was before I ever saw the Mate in 3 title.
12/26/2014 - Karpov-Huebner, Montreal 1979
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