3/7/2011 - Mate in 2

Mongski

sounds easy!

psshqib

This puzzel is nice and simple! The white knight is the key!

deepak21071974

hmm:)

MathBandit
freelunch wrote:

there are 3 ways white can mate:

Ne3 g1Q (or e1Q) Rf8#

Nd5 e1Q Rf8+ Qe8 Rxe8#

Rxg2 e1Q Rg8+ Qe8 Rxe8#

The last two take one move more, and therefore are worse?! Oh, come on! THis clearly is a composed chess problem, and if people make a chess problem, they should put more effort in it to make it a good one, instead of fleeing to this easy way out.


Because the problem isn't trying to make sure you can win a game that ends up in this exact position. The problem is trying to help you see the pattern of cutting off potential blockers before you rush to give check/checkmate. Perhaps in a real game, e8 would be hit twice and so you would need to block it with the Knight, and not just play Rxg2.

cfrench49

Good one.

sjpdna
MesteruM wrote:

easy


abekiroz

GOOD

Azukikuru
tsech wrote:

Why not Nd4?


crag9 wrote:

why not Nd4? easy puzzle anyway


READ THE THREAD YOU'RE POSTING IN!!!

Kuomlei

nice puzzle

b1acklotus
Boumsy wrote:

rubbish.


Error with the problem setter, should have been announced as White to move and mate in two.

mimi6

nice and easy

shahronakm

Easy one.

chessplayer110

no comment x.x

capnahags

i had trouble seeing why ne3 was better than nd4- both allow mate but ne3 allows the e2 pawn to promote, then when rf1+, black can block for 1 move with Qe8.  It's still mate of course.

KumarAnkur

nice one.

GeorgianMan

Funny one

paulovbpinto

3 solution: Ne3, Nd4 and Rxg2

Amirpezeshki

not bad

szammie
Coddington wrote: Sooo.... people should stop complaining about premove and just play chess.

 Yell U GOT A LOT OF NERVE! "U" should JUST PLAY CHESS! pre-moveington!

Cool puzzle.

SZ.

Osee

Too easy, but a fun puzzle.