5/9/2012 - Mate in 2

DKathleen
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. 

ReyRambler1960

Great one.Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

iambad3
Deltaquad wrote:

Mate in two

 

Would Rook to space below white knight work?

QLam

I'm a begginer but I did it in only two tries... still fun! Cool

bishop987

I got a feeling that I've done this puzzle before. Still, nice(not for black).

pumpupthevolume247

Pretty simple and obvious

Ineedphenylalanine

Tricky. The first move was just a deflection so that White could control g8.

summitsun

easy

Jacob30

OK

Justified08
rarchinio wrote:

First

you are wrong.

if you want to know who is, ask me by posting it in the commentsFrown

sjg59

this one was easy

addyshuppy

I wonder if anyone realises they aren't the first person to say it's easy.

Buddhalove

Deltaquad nice puzzle!  Took me a while to think of the solution.  Keep em coming.  =)

kaichess

cool

ofer77

easy

robinkarnmurmu

good one

yinafu

Cool;)

JerryEO

nice, think it was kinda easy though.

PapadeNaty

Clever...

tfurba

A good demostration, that sometimes it is necessary to sacrifice a major piece achieve victory! Nothing easy in convincing the message.