# Hard puzzle!..Need Help

• 21 months ago · Quote · #61

Greetings

First post here...

if 1. ... Qxg6    2.Nd3 (or Nc4)#

if 1. ...Qc7+     2.Nc3#

if 1. ...Qxe5     2.Nc3 (or Nd2)#

• 21 months ago · Quote · #62
Joker_Gt wrote:

if 1. ...Qxe5     2.Nc3 (or Nd2)#

That's not quite mate.

There's no mate in two.

• 21 months ago · Quote · #63
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• 21 months ago · Quote · #64

Not sure why everybody still talks about this.  The h2 pawn should obviously be a7 assuming the board's upside down.  Otherwise, there isn't any solution for this.  No move stops (Assuming the board really is with pawn at h2) rook or queen block to make that third move.

Poster should just pay more attention, instead of letting this go and not replying further.

• 21 months ago · Quote · #65
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• 21 months ago · Quote · #66

Don't try ! It is impossible even engine don't get it ! ^__^

• 21 months ago · Quote · #67
DangCit wrote:

These are all of the mate in two combos I see...

1.Qe5xg7

if Rxf5 then... 2.

Nb1 to a3,c3,or d2 #

if Rxh3 then... 2. Nb1 to a3,c3,or d2 #

if Rxh6 then... 2. Nb1 to a3,c3,or d2 #

if Rh4  then either : 2.Nb1 to a3,c3,or d2 # or Nb2 to a4,c4,d3 or d1#

if Rg4 then: 2.Nb1 to a3,c3,or d2 #

You listed a lot of possible moves, but neglected to list Rg5, which move stops mate in 2 ... because (all together now) THERE IS NO MATE IN 2!

You were right, I overlooked that possibility, but...

How bout 1.Qb3c3,then no matter how black responds I can move either of two knights or a bishop opening the possibility for a discovered mate on the next move. There is no one move black can make to impede the second move that can stop all three of the possible discovered checks for mate.

If you think I am wrong, tell me the move that would stop all three possibilities simultaneously.

1. ... Qa7 stops all possible mates in 2.  Here is every possibly check that white can play on move 2 after Qa7:

There is no mate in 2 ... unless the board is upside down.

• 21 months ago · Quote · #68

Stockfish only finds mate in 3.

• 21 months ago · Quote · #69
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• 21 months ago · Quote · #70

There is mate in 2

• 21 months ago · Quote · #71

Nope.

• 20 months ago · Quote · #72

Ng6 Re5  2.Nc3#

• 20 months ago · Quote · #73
The Knight can't move to g6, do you mean Nxg7?  That plays out like this:

There's no mate in 2.