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5/16/2012 - Challenging Mate in 2


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #101

    _36darshan--

    This week has been full of beginner's problem.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #102

    Nestman

    Not exactly challenging...

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #103

    Chris_Coffey

    "Challenging" is code for Queen sac

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #104

    doublebruce

    14 Hours ;  Alice I am going to send you to the moon.

    Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #105

    Twobit

    Nice one.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #106

    milray101

    another sac

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #107

    saksipotku

    "Challenging"... Laughing

    It is obvious that white's frst move must be check, otherwise black can give check himself. There are three possible checks checks in the position, two of which don't even have to be looked at. So, I don't think there is anything that makes this more challenging than the majority of the other mate-in-two daily puzzles.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #108

    abekiroz

    cool

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #109

    RCA_U

    i found easy

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #110

    zhubin

    What about Rxd5 to be followed by Qc7#

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #111

    ocmn6

    some hesitation is expected to move the queen to C7...

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #112

    tanmay_chakrabarti

    good one indeed.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #113

    bennyd

    nice but easy

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #114

    pbazan

    Nice!

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #115

    PeaceRequiresAnarchy

    Perhaps if Chess.com didn't give away the fact that it was a Mate in 2 then it may have been challenging.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #116

    KFTBR

    Cool Easy

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #117

    oocha

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  • 23 months ago · Quote · #118

    stephen_33

    Challenging ?  Not sure but I do like rook+knight mates in particular.

    As for 1.Rxd5  that's answered with a few moves that scuttle mate in two:-

    1...Bh6+
    1...Bd6
    1...Qg5+ or h6+
    1...Qxe6

    All of these mean there can be no mate in two after Rxd5 ! The first move must be check.

    And I just know the next post is going to ask: "Why not Rxd5?" 

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #119

    jakeryan150482

    That wasn't very challenging at all.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #120

    zanemo

    2 moves good puzzleSmile


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