# Can you solve this puzzle?? - Mate in 2

• #21

I got it! That was quite difficult. Very rewarding to figure out though. Thanks!

• #22

Rook Sacrifice

• #23

doduobird123, after Nf6+ gxf6 there's no mate.

• #24

Yes, TomOhio, 1.Rd5 is wrong, but the idea of your answer is right. If you know what I mean, this puzzle should be a lot more easy.

Yes... I do know what you mean... but I wouldn't have, had I not discovered the idea of Rd5 and then subsequently seeing why it wasn't right.  It is a clever conception in the puzzle that provided an "aha!" moment for me.  It did take me a while to get from Rd5 to the real answer, though.  I think this puzzle has actually made me a better player.  Thanks again for posting it.

• #25

Doduobird123 you are incorrect, that is not the correct answer. It is a "mate" in 2" puzzle.

Also if you play nf6 then black can capture with the pawn. Leaving his bishop to take your nf2

Keep looking! It's tricky! Haha it will take more then 5 minutes.

• #26

Seven1348 is also incorrect. There is no rook sacrifice.

• #27

think i got it

• #28

Falling up:  That's not the only possible answer from Black.  There's also g5.

• #29

well, g5 Nxh6# right?

• #30

good puzzle adriandmen.u r the best chess composer in the world

• #31

there's a mate in one though...

• #32

It looks like a mate in one unless the pawns are going the other way.

• #33

• #34

Well, it seems that the puzzle is solved by FallingUp, but also solved by: Didiz1016Hockeymanchess. Congratulations to all the solvers, and thank you all for posting on this topic. Here is a diagram with the solution:

• #35

• #36

And your second puzzle: 1.Rd3! zz.

• #37

The thing I liked about this puzzle is that the correct first move would have still required some analysis by the opponent before resigning.  There's multiple possible responses, all of which have a (different) mating move following.  It would have been an excruciating few moments while he contemplated "... if I do this... then he can do THAT" as he eliminated his chances one by one.  Most of the mate-in-2 puzzle are obvious after the finding the winning first move.  This one wasn't that way.

• #38

the answer is mate in one if ir is white's move and the answer _____________

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