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# 5/9/2012 - Mate in 2

• #101

cool one

• #102
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• #103

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

• #104

No challenge... at all.

• #105
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.

• #106

Very simple

• #107

easy

• #108

good one.

• #109

easy

• #110

ovo je baš lep MAT

• #111

liked it!

• #112

easy

• #113

nice

• #114

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.

• #115

Very good.

• #116
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 !

• #117

Easy but very clever.:D

• #118

How simple !!! I Take it harder !!!

• #119

good stuff

• #120

not difficult, but very neat!

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