5/16/2012 - Challenging Mate in 2

  • #101

    This week has been full of beginner's problem.

  • #102

    Not exactly challenging...

  • #103

    "Challenging" is code for Queen sac

  • #104

    14 Hours ;  Alice I am going to send you to the moon.

    Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • #105

    Nice one.

  • #106

    another sac

  • #107

    "Challenging"... Laughing

    It is obvious that white's frst move must be check, otherwise black can give check himself. There are three possible checks checks in the position, two of which don't even have to be looked at. So, I don't think there is anything that makes this more challenging than the majority of the other mate-in-two daily puzzles.

  • #108

    cool

  • #109

    i found easy

  • #110

    What about Rxd5 to be followed by Qc7#

  • #111

    some hesitation is expected to move the queen to C7...

  • #112

    good one indeed.

  • #113

    nice but easy

  • #114

    Nice!

  • #115

    Perhaps if Chess.com didn't give away the fact that it was a Mate in 2 then it may have been challenging.

  • #116

    Cool Easy

  • #117
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  • #118

    Challenging ?  Not sure but I do like rook+knight mates in particular.

    As for 1.Rxd5  that's answered with a few moves that scuttle mate in two:-

    1...Bh6+
    1...Bd6
    1...Qg5+ or h6+
    1...Qxe6

    All of these mean there can be no mate in two after Rxd5 ! The first move must be check.

    And I just know the next post is going to ask: "Why not Rxd5?" 

  • #119

    That wasn't very challenging at all.

  • #120

    2 moves good puzzleSmile

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