1/9/2013 - Mate in 2

kevinthedavis

cute little mate

oblite

good

eugeneraf

easy but quite pretty with a chekmate using the king

abo_tamem_2012

indian_crown

why white always

Vaibhav10

EasySmileCoolLaughing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BLACK_STAR_RIDER

too easy

Vaibhav10

Abo_tamem_2012 nice puzzle!!!

vanhafford

Rook Sacrifice plus Discovered Checkmate!  Thanks for the lesson!

Twobit

Super

stanhope13

Interesting.

isaacthebird

easy

whitechocotreat
briansladovich wrote:
dufferps wrote:
briansladovich wrote:

 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.

It sounds like dufferps' suggestion here is that black would take a draw after g7; However, g7 is actually losing and not drawing. After g7, Qb6+. The king has to protect the rook so Kg5. Then black plays Qxh6, sacrificing the queen and the king takes back on h6. If you look at that position, you'll see that white can not stop both of blacks pawns on the e and a file. Black will push both of those pawns and the white bishop can only stop one of them. Black will queen one of those pawns and white loses.

leonwool

g7 would be very ugly. A kind of self blockade, punished not by perpetual but by ..Qxh6 and an embarrassing loss.

hiroshiyo3

LE COMMENT

jlmolgar

First

Mohit_Royals

it is very easy

Laughing

maacos

very simpleSmile

briansladovich
whitechocotreat wrote:
briansladovich wrote:
dufferps wrote:
briansladovich wrote:

 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.

It sounds like dufferps' suggestion here is that black would take a draw after g7; However, g7 is actually losing and not drawing. After g7, Qb6+. The king has to protect the rook so Kg5. Then black plays Qxh6, sacrificing the queen and the king takes back on h6. If you look at that position, you'll see that white can not stop both of blacks pawns on the e and a file. Black will push both of those pawns and the white bishop can only stop one of them. Black will queen one of those pawns and white loses.

Cool Nice black queen sac. Black regains queen. White resigns. You are correct !

 

Edit:  Perhaps a whole new puzzle in the making.

Shva

i found it pretty easy to figure out. wasnt hard. Cool