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CHESS PUZZLE #11799
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Udo Degener, Schach-Aktiv 1986
online chess puzzle #11799
White to move, mate in 2
There were two ways to mate in two moves. Pawn to d6, he blocks with rook to b7, queen takes rook. Took me a while to find yours. Nice puzzle.
if Pawn to d6 then rook to a5 takes queen and no possible mate on next move.
My bad... Too busy looking at attack and not defence. A common mistake for me.
How about this one?
if ... Nxd3
if ... Rxc2 or Rb6 or many others
if ... Rxa8
I may not be seeing something. Am I?
Rb7 blocks the Queen from protecting the pawn @ d5 and gives the king the out by capturing the pawn.
I didn't see it but tried to put in an alternate solution. The computer played out every scenario until this one prevented the mate. It was pretty cool to see.
You can do this under options once you've solve the puzzle.
I see. Thx for the alternative solution tip. It's a nice tool.
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