11/26/2012 - Mate in 2

Bittrsweet

What about Qb5 Ka8 d8=Q?

pdmura

Page 6!  Oh boy!

trpltz

Ok, why not KxP, then only move left is K-b8 and P-d8 promoting to Q is also mate in the same number for moves for white?

DesKahn

It's good. At first I wanted to promote to a queen but that way lies stalemate. Ha!

Easeland

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abekiroz

easy

brisket

Couldn't someone in theory pull the queen out of the way for the first move to avoid a stalemate, then on the next move promote the pawn, and then go for  a back rank mate.

TimeOnline

Why not Q-b5 
--> Black king has to go to a8
Promoto to queen => Checkmate...
Right?! 

cubism

Hmmmmm?

garynew

is it be Caturday yet?

mspaschalis
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mspaschalis

promote to queen its steelmate, this is fantastic puzzle!

naturalproduct

This was a good one. Took me a minute to see that the pawn to knight promotion would end it.

ThutmoseIII

Well, I tried a mate in 3 combo so I guess that means I missed it. However, I got it on the next try.

Sanseng

what abt 1. Qb5 Ka8 and 2.d8Q#

trpltz

Earlier I wrote:

"Ok, why not KxP, then only move left is K-b8 and P-d8 promoting to Q is also mate in the same number for moves for white?"

 

OK, I see that this has the same problem as the Q-b5 move.  The King can go back to a7 on the promotion check, so it takes one more move to mate.

Good problem.

ZacWilson

Creative underpromotion to avoid draw.

tanmay_chakrabarti

good one indeed.

WeekendWarrior11

why not King takes pawn, Black forced to b8, then promote to queen for mate?

xray

Good Knight!