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5/5/2013 - Mate in 2


  • 16 months ago · Quote · #221

    LuminatusKnight

    Easiest puzzle ever

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #222

    heintz

    gotcha...

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #223

    Phillycat13

    Thank you for the puzzle and a loud MEOWto all!!

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #224

    wassoma

    i like it but its easier than the others

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #225

    Ashwin_Venkatraman

    its really easy

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #226

    JCE77

    very easy

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #227

    harshadmathur1310

    if the pawn in the center then it would be a draw!!!!!!!

    looks like black was daydreaming about promoting the pawn!!!

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #228

    Arjee

    got it

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #229

    ThutmoseIII

    Okay. It's been 33 hours since this puzzle was posted and for this whole time, I've been trying to work out the solution. I finally figured it out. I got it.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #230

    emhassler

    Facepalm! Thanks Vadkilis. 

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #231

    AnirbanSirkhell

    What if Black played 1. .... a3 instead of 1. ... Bb3

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #232

    Ocky

    Obvious

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #233

    pablo1954

    If black moves the pawn, it kills the two move mate. how can that be missed?

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #234

    pablo1954

    Who reads this? This is not a two move mate.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #235

    thempcz

    pablo1954 wrote:

    If black moves the pawn, it kills the two move mate. how can that be missed?

    black is going down the board, not up

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #236

    harshadmathur1310

    hey the pawn cannot move backwards!

    check it for yourself.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #237

    Gundog

    I made the same mistake.

    The pawn is on the 7th rank.  ;-)

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #238

    PIRATCH

    bishoppawn3 wrote:

    This position could only be reached by a blunder in play by Black. Black's king should never be trapped as depicted and other than a blunder by Black, White could never have forced such a position.

    Definitively wrong! Can't you imagine that White could have checked Black's king into this corner a1 and sacrificed a rook or a queen on a2 which only the pawn on b3 could have taken? Wink

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #239

    PIRATCH

    Webkinzlover (post #126): Sorry, pawn break through is correct but 1 rank lower it would have been won for White. Here it's unfortunately lost (with the underpromotion into a rook).
    Simply with 6...g1=Q  Black can play ...Qa7 or ...Qb6 on a rook check! Surprised

    With the correct promotion 6 f8=Q g1=Q 7 Qxh6+ Qb6 8 Qxh5 it's at least a draw. Wink
    That's why the Black pawns should be on the 7th rank and the White pawns on the 5th rank! 

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #240

    macer75

    bump


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