11/26/2012 - Mate in 2

  • #101

    If the puzzle is about mate in 2 without any qualifications (which is the case in point, unless I am missing something), it should allow other ways of checkmating in 2.

  • #102

    Crap !!

  • #103

    Nice puzzle, I stared at my Pawn, then my Queen, then my King, then the two pawns in front of the King. I wondered whether I could get stalemated. Then I looked at the Queening square and thought rook? still stalemate .. bishop? .. no checkmate .. Knight! .. now since you know my fascinating thought process, you can publish it and become a Cognitive Psychologist.

  • #104

    some times less is more

  • #105

    What about Qb5 Ka8 d8=Q?

  • #106

    Page 6!  Oh boy!

  • #107

    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?

  • #108

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

  • #109

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  • #110

    easy

  • #111

    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.

  • #112

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

  • #113

    Hmmmmm?

  • #114

    is it be Caturday yet?

  • #115
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  • #116

    promote to queen its steelmate, this is fantastic puzzle!

  • #117

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

  • #118

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

  • #119

    what abt 1. Qb5 Ka8 and 2.d8Q#

  • #120

    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.

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