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My first instinct was to move the pawn to g7 but, this wouldn't be mate in two.
That was the first thing I looked at also, but it was pretty obvious that the black queen could check on the next move and check repeatedly from then on. So (this being a puzzle), I immediately focused on the only check move available to white at that point. It was a sacrifice (not to be rejected off-hand when doing a puzzle), and the power of the next move was immediately evident. Black is forced to capture the rook, and put his king in a corner, and an easy move by the white king discovers a check and blocks the black king's only escape square. Sweet!
Nice summary, dufferps. The power of hindsight ! Fools rush in and all that.
good sacrifice.it is a very simple and basic problem
:P easy :) why woulditbe:( its piece of cake :P :P :P :P :P LOL easy pushpawnup then discoverd attack by the bishop so :) easy any1 finds it hard then learn chess on tactic trainer :) :) :) :) :) - really is it hard i found it easy :) pls let me prare,prare so pls let me. God pls let every one get this easy puzzle right and if they dont curse them :) thank u 4 listning armen :) :)
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I still didn`t played a chess game with such an unexpected mate position! Puzzles are great, common games very rare.
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