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CHESS PUZZLE #9712
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Composed by Arnoldo Ellerman, 1st Prize L'Italia Scacchistica 1951.
online chess puzzle #9712
White to move, mate in 2
I completely failed on this one!
Wow, for a mate in two, this was really hard.
5 Stars Difficulty
5 Stars Aesthetics!
To find that first N move was completely unexpected. The key being to immobilise or divert the black Q. Obviously she can't interpose on d6 if the black K is already there after KxN!
I thought that Rb6 worked, but black simply plays Kc4 and escapes. Similarly if Rf6 black defends with e6 or e5.
For the first time i could get one of these hard puzzles =D it took me like 10 minutes but it's nice to see training helps out =) 2 wrong moves
No way in hello that pawn doesn't take that knight.
If exd6 then Rxc7 mate and if cxd6 then Bb5 mate, the computer answers with any move at random but there's a mate from anyone of them
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