5/16/2012 - Challenging Mate in 2

onefineham

BAMM!

Deltaquad

If this forum a bit more regulated by the moderator, then the one who say "first" or "Second" or so on, should be banned for a week. Then, I believe no one will want to say first, second and so on. LOL :)

Sola7

why wouldn't Rxd5 work. also results in a mate in 2

The_Hugatunk

FIRST

NICE

FredBatchelor

Mighty fine.

The_Hugatunk

nice

thaxiss

Rook captures D5 wins too, doesn't it?

thaxiss

No, I guess ... B d3 slows it down one move. never mind

xray

something worthwhile!

szammie

Nice.

SZ.

Gump647
Jonmdill wrote:

Never say first again. Why would you say first. Stop it.

 

Oh, and I also don't care if you found it easy. So did 50% of the commentors. Let's try saying something worthwile once in a while.

Thank you. The itallicized text before you type even says: "Please be helpful, relevant, and nice" 

chuckchess

Relevant, helpful and nice, how's that?

freebie

"Challenging"?  Okay, it does a good queen sac illustration though.  The title implies a forced mate.  Besides, you can see the needed coverage for the rook.  More like a Monday puzz than a Wednesday puzz.

dufferps

I found the Queen Sacrifice solution only because I knew it was to be a mate-in-two, and I diligently searched until I found it.

In a game I would probably have captured the rook at h8 with my queen, expecting:
1. ...    Qh6+
2. Kb1  Qxe6 (or ...  Nd7)

As the board opens up to us, Black is up a knight, but White is poised to capture the knight at d5 with his pawn (at this point he has six pawns to black's 3) or trade his remainging knight for Black's h-rook.  Either way, White should win. 

 I doubt that in a game I would have had the mind set to look for a queen sacrifice forced checkmate.  I would have been too focused on equalizing the material pieces while keeping my pawns advantage for the endgame, and keeping the positional advantage of the "bottled up" pieces in the upper left corner. 

damongross

Nice!  I like this one a lot!

deepak64

Too good puzzle. Thanks chess.com. I am happy today, I could solve it.

jorgheb12

good

Darshan_Haragi_L

A beginner's problem again.

Darshan_Haragi_L

This week has been full of beginner's problem.

Nestman

Not exactly challenging...