# 5/5/2013 - Mate in 2

• #221

i like it but its easier than the others

• #222

its really easy

• #223

very easy

• #224

if the pawn in the center then it would be a draw!!!!!!!

looks like black was daydreaming about promoting the pawn!!!

• #225

got it

• #226

Okay. It's been 33 hours since this puzzle was posted and for this whole time, I've been trying to work out the solution. I finally figured it out. I got it.

• #227

• #228

What if Black played 1. .... a3 instead of 1. ... Bb3

• #229

Obvious

• #230

If black moves the pawn, it kills the two move mate. how can that be missed?

• #231

Who reads this? This is not a two move mate.

• #232
pablo1954 wrote:

If black moves the pawn, it kills the two move mate. how can that be missed?

black is going down the board, not up

• #233

hey the pawn cannot move backwards!

check it for yourself.

• #234

The pawn is on the 7th rank.  ;-)

• #235
bishoppawn3 wrote:

This position could only be reached by a blunder in play by Black. Black's king should never be trapped as depicted and other than a blunder by Black, White could never have forced such a position.

Definitively wrong! Can't you imagine that White could have checked Black's king into this corner a1 and sacrificed a rook or a queen on a2 which only the pawn on b3 could have taken?

• #236

Webkinzlover (post #126): Sorry, pawn break through is correct but 1 rank lower it would have been won for White. Here it's unfortunately lost (with the underpromotion into a rook).
Simply with 6...g1=Q  Black can play ...Qa7 or ...Qb6 on a rook check!

With the correct promotion 6 f8=Q g1=Q 7 Qxh6+ Qb6 8 Qxh5 it's at least a draw.
That's why the Black pawns should be on the 7th rank and the White pawns on the 5th rank!

• #237

bump

• #238

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