# 5/9/2012 - Mate in 2

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If it was too easy, I'm not complaining.  Nice to get one right quickly.

No challenge... at all.

dufferps wrote:

"Mate in two 1. Be6?  d3??,  Nd5#"

Where do you get this?  Both players make grievous blunders and it ends in a mate,.

After 1.Be6, black plays 1.... Bxf3+ and even with his huge material advantage it wil take while about 6 moves to get a checkmate.

White should play the obvious 1.Qxf2 - capturing black's Queen and threatening
2.Qxh4#  However, 1. ... Bh3 does seem to force it to mate in 3.

I have yet to find mate-in-2, but 1.Be6 does not get it

Sorry dufferps but it's still mate in 2. The purpose of 1.Be6 is twofold - to clear a space for 2.Nd5 but also to cover f5.  I agree that black's response of 1...d3 is bizarre but either 1...Bxf3 or 1...Qxf3 are equally futile.

Here's my solution:-

A good, thoughtful puzzle by Deltaquad. We could do with some like this for the daily puzzle.

Very simple

easy

good one.

easy

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liked it!

easy

nice

Why couldn't I just move my rook, on d1, to d4? The queen would have to move (or be taken) and you could move your queen to f7 for checkmate.

Very good.

DKathleen wrote:

Why couldn't I just move my rook, on d1, to d4? The queen would have to move (or be taken) and you could move your queen to f7 for checkmate.

Because black can move the queen to g8 which messes up white's mate in the immediate term.  Alternatively, black can place the white king in check (at c1) at least three times (four if you include the bishop) - it is supposed to be mate-in-two !

Easy but very clever.:D

good stuff

not difficult, but very neat!

nice and easy mate

stephen_33 wrote:
DKathleen wrote:

Why couldn't I just move my rook, on d1, to d4? The queen would have to move (or be taken) and you could move your queen to f7 for checkmate.

Because black can move the queen to g8 which messes up white's mate in the immediate term.  Alternatively, black can place the white king in check (at c1) at least three times (four if you include the bishop) - it is supposed to be mate-in-two !

You could still manage to checkmate at that point if you move the other rook up, (considering the queen did move to g8) but if you were aiming for the checkmate in 2 then yes, that may not be the perfect move. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful answer.