10/3/2011 - Mate in 2

WeekendWarrior11

The whole "first" thing is pathetic. To actually value some trivial thing like that...

Too easy.

kennysale

Why even bother...

TheHunter37

easy

Educated_Fool88

what wrong with puzzle title ? 10/03/2011 ? 

stubborn_d0nkey

Easier then sunday's puzzle!

Pavrey

Is this column called - Chess for Dummies

deepak21071974

hmm:)

amrita1

a short but sweet one !Smile

trishamaealexis

nice one

evanibaldo

too easy

satsat

easy

Destiny

Nice and easy puzzle...

dufferps

Kept looking to see something with the Rooks - finally saw the lurking, pinning Bishop.

Eliash

very easy!

shahronakm

Very Easy.

Hanswk

very easy Cool

kyleevon

nice and easy

dufferps

An interesting puzzle: imagine it is black's turn instead of white's.  Any way to take it to a draw?  I'm thinking of 1. ... Re6 as my first move.  Is that the best move?
What comes next?

EDIT:
I'm guessing the next round would be
2. Qg4  Rg8
Then a possible following line might be
3. Rfc1 Qd5
4. Rc8  Re7
5. Qh4 Qe6
6. Rc2  e3
7. Re2  Qd6
8. Bd4  1-0
I can't figure any salvation for black at this point - where did he blunder?
e.g.,
8.  ...   exf2
9.  Rxe7 b5
10. Rf1  Rf8
11. Bxg7+  Kg8
12. Bxh6   Rf7
13. Rxf7    Kxf7
14. Rxf2+  Ke8
15. Rd2    Qxd2
16. Bxd2  and now there is REALLY no point in playing further 1-0

The point is that combination of the bishop controlling the main diagonal with the black king at h8 is difficult if not impossible to defend against, with the material disadvantage we see in this problem.

EM1NEM

1st

KumarAnkur

nothing to say...puzzle is puzzle!