Checkmate Puzzles 11 and 12

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      Checkmate Puzzle 11
checkmate puzzle 11
White to move: Mate in 3
Zhukova N, 2440 - Sviridova V, 2144; 29 Dec 2016
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Puzzle 11 solution at the bottom.
See next Checkmate Puzzle 12



      Checkmate Puzzle 12
checkmate puzzle 12
White to move: Mate in 2
Zhigalko S, 2671 - Agdestein S, 2602; 30 Dec 2016
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Puzzle 12 solution at the bottom.





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Checkmate Puzzle 11 Solution
checkmate puzzle 11
1. Ne7+ Kf8 2. Qh8+ Ng8 3. Qxg8#
White knight delivers check Ne7+ to deflect the Black king from the corner - the knight on e7 is defended. Then the White queen delivers check from the back rank. At last, it takes the Black knight under support of friendly knight and mates.



Checkmate Puzzle 12 Solution
checkmate puzzle 12
1. Qb3+ Ka6 (Ka7, Kc7) 2. Qxb7#
The White light bishop attacks b7 and the dark bishop d8. The White queen is ready to go. It delivers check from b3, and the Black king can move on a6, a7, c7. The queen takes the Black pawn on b7 and mates under support of its light bishop.


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