# chess online

## CHESS PUZZLE #5441

 Added by: fikzter Added on: 31-Jul-08 Description: Winton Capital British Chess Solving Championship Starter Problem. Difficulty: online chess puzzle #5441 Attempts: 1164 Solved: 161 (13%)
White to move, mate in 2
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 kingdawar14-Apr-11, 01:01

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Author
J.M. Rice, 2008
vsquare
29-Apr-11, 00:41

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why will black not just take the pawn and avoid the mate? after e5-e6, d7xe6. where's the mate?
marant69
29-Apr-11, 02:01

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e6-dxe6
............Qg2#
babbalon
29-Apr-11, 04:51

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Mate
@vsquare

e5-e6, d7xe6, Df5 Mate
vsquare
29-Apr-11, 05:30

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@babbalon Df5? In case you meant Qf5, what about Qf5-e6xf5? marant69 gave the solution in the earlier comment. ansolutely missed it.
@marant69: Got it!
wcorbit
29-Apr-11, 09:05

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What about Qf5 for the first move? What's black's escape?
vyrx_8979
29-Apr-11, 10:29

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Qf5
Qf5? Black can just move almost anywhere.. let's say g6.. where's the mate in the second move?
popsan
29-Apr-11, 12:56

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pz 5441
e6-Nd4; no mate in 2...!
wcorbit
29-Apr-11, 12:58

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e6 Nd4
Ne3#
popsan
29-Apr-11, 13:10

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Yes, wcorbit
just I put the wrong Nd4 instead...Nd6
 kingdawar29-Apr-11, 13:13

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For all such questions, after solving look at the "All moves graph" located under "Options..."
popsan
29-Apr-11, 13:16

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Sorry, I'm wrong
No, it not solve the puzzle,..sorry
marant69
29-Apr-11, 13:18

Comment deleted on 29-Apr-11, 13:20.
kautilyatomar
29-Apr-11, 14:20

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It is possible to mate in two moves
Qf5, e6
wcorbit
29-Apr-11, 14:28

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nope. After Qf5, black plays g6.
kautilyatomar
29-Apr-11, 15:39

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@wcorbit; Yep....u r right