4/21/2013 - Mate in 2

Rameish
pcfilho wrote:

José Raúl Capablanca announces MATE IN 3! Can you solve it?

http://jornalheiros.blogspot.com/2013/04/xadrez-mate-em-3-jose-raul-capablanca.html

  

1. Qg7+; Rxg7 (If Bxg7, 2. hxg7#)

2. hxg7+; Kg8, 3. Rh8#

Not easy seeing, and I may not consider such Q sac in a real game; that's why I am not Capablanca the Great.

eddysallin

Nothing to it but to do it......

stupid-boy

Easy Sunday puzzle!

Schwarzer_Apfel

So easy...

robertkeitz111

cool!

nomembername

I need harder puzzles, cause this is too easy

dufferps

Nice break to have this easy one to relax on.  Now I'll look at the puzzle posted by pcfilho; maybe it will be a bit more stimulating.

Edit: by the way, it should be noted that black had one alternative move:
1. ... g4,  but the result would have been virtually the same:
2. Qxg4#

TomHaegin

ok, black King is happy we ended his misery quickly... Smile

SrinivasRanga

easy and nice puzzle

SrinivasRanga

sunday funday!

SrinivasRanga
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LloydG

I must be brain dead today because that puzzle was very hard for me to see!Cry

RaleighRaine

Easy Sunday puzzle!

dufferps
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Chareen

or KG2

ChessBum1
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mvallejo70

Done.

dufferps
pcfilho wrote:

José Raúl Capablanca announces MATE IN 3! Can you solve it?

http://jornalheiros.blogspot.com/2013/04/xadrez-mate-em-3-jose-raul-capablanca.html

  

  Pretty nice Sunday puzzle from pcfilho and Capablanca.  Only two starts to think of .  I might start with advancing the h-pawn, but it would be answered by 1. ... Rg7, and 2.Qxg7+ would be answered by 2. ... Bxg7, and no checkmate in sight;   So that is quickly rejected and we look at the old Queen sacrifice as the key to solution.

1.Qg7+  Bxg7,  2.hxg7#
OR
1.Qg7+  Rxg7,  2.hxg7+  Kg8, 3.Rh8#

 

By the way, white has a knight in there,  but the knight's function is plainly to prevent the black king from capturing at (and escaping to) g7.

arjai101

that was sooooo easy but fun

MatchStickKing

hehe, fun.