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2-Movers Collection - WCCT Challenge 2

  • #1

    Hello everyone. I made this challenge for myself and tried it once. I do this challenge every 25 puzzles. My challenge has the same themes as a 

    World Chess Composing Tournament.

    The WCCT has the following themes:

     - 2-mover

     - 3-mover

     - More-mover (Here it will be a 4-mover)

     - Endgame Study (I didn't made one of these, sorry)

     - Helpmate

     - Selfmate

     - Fairypieces

    I made these puzzles and challenge you to solve them.

    Dont use an engine please!!!

    Good Luck!!:

    Mate in 2White to move


    Mate in 3White to move

    Mate in 4White to move -- Easy

    Helpmate in 2: Black to move and white mates


     Selfmate in 2: White to move and forces black to mate

    Mate in 3: White to move

    Mate in 2:          Solved By: s0030135

    Mate in 3:          Solved By: Asorski

    Mate in 4:          Solved by: MrComposer

    Helpmate in 2:   Solved By: s0030135

    Selfmate in 2:    Solved By: s0030135

    Fairy mate in 3:  Solved By: s0030135

  • #2

     The Grasshopper:

    Grasshopper: a4

    The grasshopper can only move by hopping over a piece. If a grasshopper can't hop over a piece, it can't move!! The grasshopper moves just like a queen, but it has to hop over another piece. It moves just one place after the piece it hopped. It cannot hop twice

  • #3

    Were the upside down pieces intentional?

  • #4
    kohai wrote:

    Were the upside down pieces intentional?

    Yes, yes indeed!! Laughing

  • #5

    Mate in 2

  • #6


    1...Rf4 2.Be1 Rxe4 3.Nxe4#

  • #7


    1.Be6 any 2.Qb4+ Bxb4#

  • #8

    Mate in 3

    1. Bf3!! d5 (1...Kxf3 2. Ng5#) 2. h4! Kxf3(now forced) 3. Ng5#

  • #9

    Good job s0030135. You solved three puzzles correct. Congratulations.

    y2721, sorry but 1.Bf3 Kxf3 2.Ng5+ isn't mate. Try again if you want Cool.

  • #10
  • #11

    A well composed and easy puzzle. Fantastic!

  • #12

    1. Q1d3 Qd2-d4 (capturing the queen on d3)+

    2. Kf2! Any move

    3. Qh3#

    or 1... Any move


    *Fairy mate*

  • #13

    MrComposer: You have solved the mate in 4. Congratulations. But the fairy mate in 3 isn't correct. If a grasshopper hops over a piece it is placed only 1 place after the piece it hopped. A grasshopper cannot hop twice.

    Try it again if you want!! Laughing

  • #14

    Mate in 3(2nd try)

    1. Nh8 Kg5 2. Be3+ Kh4 3. Ng6#

  • #15

    Sorry y2721. Black can defend with: 1.Nh8 Kg5 2.Be3+ Kf6!!

    Try it again if you want

  • #16

    Fairy Mate: Qf3#

    Correct me if I am wrong but this looks like a mate in 1 to me..... Surprised

  • #17

    I dont' see how the fairy mate line 1. Dd3 2. Bg3 3. Dh3# doesn't work

  • #18
    iixxPROxxii wrote:

    Fairy Mate: Qf3#

    Correct me if I am wrong but this looks like a mate in 1 to me.....

    Qf3 doesn't work because white is already in check!

    White has to block with Qd1-d3.

  • #19

    Hi everyone:

     - iixxPROxxii: White is indeed in check, so you have a few moves left. 1.Gf3 is an illegal move!!

    y2721: After 1.Gd3 black can defend with 1.Gd4!. 

    MrComposer: There is another move to block the check. This is a very big hint!!

  • #20

    Mate in 3(Grasshopper):

    1.e3 Ga2 2.Ga1 any 3.Gh8#


    1.e3 Gf4 2.Ga7 any 3.Gh7#

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