Puzzles (Set 3)
EDIT: PUZZLE COMPETITION NO LONGER ACTIVE. ANSWERS POSTED AT BOTTOM. THANK YOU!
For those of you who have not seen my earlier puzzle competition (not by the name "Puzzle Competition"), the rules are as follows:
I will post a puzzle(s), and you solve it! Whoever solves and posts it first wins. They will get a trophy and *may* appear in my blog sometime later. Do not post a message until you solved ALL of them (if there are multiple puzzles.) Some may be tricky, so take your time and don't solve it incorrectly!
Ready, set, go!
Puzzle 1: 1. Ra1!! wins the knight, as the mate threat of a5 (bxc6, Ra5#) is parried, and the knight cannot move without allowing mate on b8.
Puzzle 2: 1.Rb6+ Ka7, 2.Rb7+ Ka8, 3.Kb6!! followed by 4. Be4 will win the game quickly.
PUZZLE 1 ANSWER (digital form!):
PUZZLE 2 ANSWER (digital form!):
Stay tuned for the next competition!