Checkmate Puzzle #2

birdbrain77
birdbrain77
Dec 21, 2011, 7:18 PM |
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This combination is a really interesting one.  White is up a pawn and has an attack, and sooner or later should win the game.  But the way to win it is a bit surprising.  Hope you enjoy this one.  I have posted it as a mate puzzle.  However, Black can avoid it by playing a different first move which will leave him at a clear disadvantage. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's an alternative:

 

I hope this was instructive.  Good luck in your chess.