8561 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
7 months? You've been looking at the same problem for 7 months?? Am I missing something here?
You guys have the wrong solution to this mate in 2 puzzle, 1-QA2 can also be followed by 2-Kc6 which would be more then 2 moves to mate.
1-Qb8+ then the king only has either A6 or c6 to move to and then white moves the queen 2-Q b6# and mates for either move!
If you'd read a few comments above your own, you'd have seen the answer to your query (#40 repeated above in #41)...
1.Qa2 Kc6 ( 1...Kxa8 2.c8=Q# ) ( 1...Nc8 2.d8=N# ) ( 1...Nc6 2.c8=Q# ) 2.Qd5#
i.e. after ...Kc6, 2.Qd5 checkmates (I suppose you meant 1...Kc6 & not 2...Kc6 ?)
As for your solution: 1. Qb8+ Kc6 2. Qb6+ Kxd7 and the king escapes via d7 - no mate in 2 moves!
Stuff Non-Chess Players Say
by winerkleiner a few minutes ago
Decline a rematch
by tkbunny 3 minutes ago
by therellcuesta 7 minutes ago
How strong is Chessmaster 10th Edition?
by zBorris 18 minutes ago
A general Study on the King's Gambit
by December_TwentyNine 22 minutes ago
"At the end of the day, it's all about money"
by ArtOfDeception 22 minutes ago
iphone app problems
by jac1yn 40 minutes ago
[HURT HEAL] OPENINGS
by KenGeneQ 42 minutes ago
What chess opening do you like the most as white?
by Shadow_Bishop 45 minutes ago
Sicilian dragon vs french defense vs open game
by Shadow_Bishop 48 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!