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4/21/2013 - Mate in 2

  • #61

    easy one

  • #62
    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.

  • #63

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

  • #64

    4rd page! nice one!

  • #65

    Easy Sunday puzzle!

  • #66

    So easy...

  • #67

    cool!

  • #68

    I need harder puzzles, cause this is too easy

  • #69

    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#

  • #70

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

  • #71

    easy and nice puzzle

  • #72

    sunday funday!

  • #73
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  • #74

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

  • #75

    Easy Sunday puzzle!

  • #76
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  • #77

    or KG2

  • #78
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  • #79

    Done.

  • #80
    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.

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