Another mate in two moves, unfortunately, autho...

kbaumen
Posers and Puzzles 13 Nov '06 16:51
1. 13 Nov '06 16:512 edits

This is interesting - mate in two.

P.s. Please, as always, don't post the answers, if you think, you've solved it, then PM me the answer.
2. 17 Nov '06 16:15
Originally posted by kbaumen
[fen]2bb1K2/4p3/5k1n/3QNP2/5R1P/8/8/8 w[/fen]

This is interesting - mate in two.

P.s. Please, as always, don't post the answers, if you think, you've solved it, then PM me the answer.
I've looked over it again and again and I can not see it! I feel it has to do with a knight move but I just can't see! There are mate in 2's if black plays a certain move but there is no guarantee black will play those moves therefore there is no mate in 2!
3. BigDoggProblem
17 Nov '06 17:28
I PM'ed the solution.
4. 17 Nov '06 20:22
Okay i've PM'ed the answer also

5. 17 Nov '06 21:42
Both BigDoggProblem and Iraqi Insurgent have PM'ed me the correct answers. There is a mate in two here. Look again JohnLenonForever
6. 17 Nov '06 22:00
Easy mate in two, unfortunately I probably wouldn't recognize it in a game. Nice puzzle.
7. BigDoggProblem
18 Nov '06 04:11
Originally posted by nsbolus
Easy mate in two, unfortunately I probably wouldn't recognize it in a game. Nice puzzle.
Is there such a thing as a hard mate in 2?
8. Natural Science
blunderer of pawns
18 Nov '06 09:171 edit
Very nice puzzle. I've PM'ed my answer. Solving this has given me a great boost of confidence in my abilities, although along with nsbolus, I probably wouldn't spot this over the board.

JohnLennonForever: This one requires you to think outside the box a little bit. But it's there, keep at it.
9. 18 Nov '06 11:18
I've messaged an answer but I still can't get the right answer.
10. 19 Nov '06 09:092 edits
I agree I wouldn't see it normally but I've done it! Sorry if i spoil it but everyone always seems to get the answer before me anyway. I originally thought:
Qf7+ NxQ
Ng4#
but it has no defense against KxN, so I think the move is:
Nd7+! Bxd7
Qd4#
Thanks to everyone who helped me. It's really boosted my chess confidence.
11. 19 Nov '06 17:01
Damn! e5 is possible.