# White to mate in two

kbaumen
Posers and Puzzles 15 Jun '07 09:49
1. 15 Jun '07 09:492 edits

From a recent game of mine
2. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
15 Jun '07 12:30
Originally posted by kbaumen
[fen]bk1b2r1/p7/Bp3q2/1Np1p2p/2P1P1p1/1P1Q4/P4PP1/K2R4[/fen]

From a recent game of mine
If the queen or rook were not protecting the bishop it might be mate in two and if you had one more rook on that line it would be mate in three not two. If you went Q-d7 as a try, black has Q-c6. Don't see any other attempt for mate in 2.
3. 15 Jun '07 12:52
Originally posted by sonhouse
If the queen or rook were not protecting the bishop it might be mate in two and if you had one more rook on that line it would be mate in three not two. If you went Q-d7 as a try, black has Q-c6. Don't see any other attempt for mate in 2.
Are you sure?
4. 15 Jun '07 13:23
If 1 . Qd7 Qc6 2. Qxa7#
1 ... Bc7 2. Qxc7#
1 ... Bb7 2. Qxb7#
1 ... Rg7 2. Qc8#
1 ... Qf7 2. Qc8#

I think the solution is Qd7
5. 15 Jun '07 13:39
Originally posted by kbaumen
[fen]bk1b2r1/p7/Bp3q2/1Np1p2p/2P1P1p1/1P1Q4/P4PP1/K2R4[/fen]

From a recent game of mine
try qd7. qa7??? might be wrong
6. 15 Jun '07 13:49
Originally posted by TheSlayer01
If 1 . Qd7 Qc6 2. Qxa7#
1 ... Bc7 2. Qxc7#
1 ... Bb7 2. Qxb7#
1 ... Rg7 2. Qc8#
1 ... Qf7 2. Qc8#

I think the solution is Qd7
Yep, correct.
7. 15 Jun '07 14:094 edits
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Hopefully you can see this as a chess position but white to play and mate in 2
8. 15 Jun '07 14:16
And this one anyone can mate in lots but mate in 2

9. 15 Jun '07 14:321 edit
Originally posted by TheSlayer01
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[fen]1r3k1r/pbNQn1p1/2n3B1/1pb3Np/4PB2/2P5/P4PPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 16[/fen]

Hopefully you can see this as a chess position but white to play and mate in 2
Nce6+ Kg8 Bf7#
10. 15 Jun '07 14:38
Nce6+ Kg8 Bf7#

Yup I did think it was too easy stuck on the other one?
11. 15 Jun '07 14:55
Originally posted by TheSlayer01
And this one anyone can mate in lots but mate in 2

[fen]3Q4/8/6k1/8/5Bp1/4R1P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 1 41[/fen]
1.Qe7! Kf5/Kh5 (only two possible moves) 2.Qg5#
12. 15 Jun '07 14:591 edit
Originally posted by kbaumen
1.Qe7! Kf5/Kh5 (only two possible moves) 2.Qg5#
13. 15 Jun '07 15:03
Originally posted by silly mctall
Take a closer look.
14. 15 Jun '07 15:081 edit
Originally posted by kbaumen
Take a closer look.
my bad. well done didnt think that the only move he could make was with the king. sorry. need new glasses by the look of things.
15. 15 Jun '07 15:14
Originally posted by silly mctall
my bad. well done didnt think that the only move he could make was with the king. sorry. need new glasses by the look of things.
Don't worry. Keep practicing.