Originally posted by skeeter1.Be4!! (2.Qd5# )
....and mate in two against any defence.
Came across some very old chess literature which contained these classic mate in two puzzles.
[fen]4K3/3Q4/8/p3k2N/r7/R2B4/5P2/7b w - - 0 1[/fen]
fen string edit
Originally posted by skeeter1.Qa6 (2.Rd1# )
Same again - white to move and mate in two:
[fen]b4b2/3r4/3pr3/8/1K5N/2PR4/Q3p3/5kBR w - - 0 1[/fen]
Originally posted by skeeterVery nice!
....and yet another:
The perfect zugzwang position ?
Originally posted by Mephisto2That's exactly what I said. I'm sure you read my post, skeeter.
NO, but 1.Nd4 Qxd4 2.Qxh7#does
Originally posted by jfkjmhI agree that this problem isn't about zugzwang. After 1.Nd4, a move like 1...Ba1 does not change anything. If it were a true zugzwang, all of Black's moves would damage his position in some way.
That's exactly what I said. I'm sure you read my post, skeeter.
I meant that after 1.Nd4 White threatens 2.Rg4#(not Rf5,sorry).
Zugzwang means, it's a problem that it's your turn, but since white threatens mate (Rg4, after 1.Nd4 ...[text shortened]... hite to move (as the thread title indicates) there is no zugzwang.