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Very difficult mate in 2


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    Azukikuru

    I spent almost an hour trying to solve this one:

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    heinzie

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/more-puzzles/mate-in-two34

    It's "just" a tempo problem btw (a very good tempo problem, don't misinterpret), after all possible black moves there is mate - except for one (unpinning the rook). Just find that mate too and you're set

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    Azukikuru

    heinzie wrote:

    http://www.chess.com/forum/view/more-puzzles/mate-in-two34

    It's "just" a tempo problem btw (a very good tempo problem, don't misinterpret), after all possible black moves there is mate - except for one (unpinning the rook). Just find that mate too and you're set


    Ah, I missed that one when someone posted it last year. But yes, I soon saw that it was almost a zugzwang position, and I eventually found the right move after trying all kinds of waiting moves first. Still, a good exercise.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    PrismaK

    I found the solution after many tries, but anyway I'm very surprised that there is a mate in two that chess engines can't solve... (if I run the analysis I get Bxe4 which is mate in three)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    crowd_favorite

    no good..

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    ElectricEel

    PrismaK wrote:

    I found the solution after many tries, but anyway I'm very surprised that there is a mate in two that chess engines can't solve... (if I run the analysis I get Bxe4 which is mate in three)


    Which engine(s) did you use?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    doodinthemood

    Hunt around, find that you don't have a response to e5 because Bb6+ can be taken by the no-longer pinned rook, and then it becomes easy.

    Nice problem though :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #8

    PrismaK

    ElectricEel wrote:
    PrismaK wrote:

    I found the solution after many tries, but anyway I'm very surprised that there is a mate in two that chess engines can't solve... (if I run the analysis I get Bxe4 which is mate in three)


    Which engine(s) did you use?


    When I wrote that, I was using Robbolito which is not able to found the mate in two... but I just downloaded the latest Fire, and this one instead has found the solution

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #9

    __vxD_mAte

    Qg5 was a mate in 3 because black has Ra6+, neat solution that I didn't find.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #10

    PKJoshi

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