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      Checkmate Puzzle 13
checkmate puzzle 13
             Mate in 3
Play as White, White to move.
Mamedov R, 2688 - Najer E, 2679; 30 Dec 2016
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Puzzle 13 solution at the bottom.
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      Checkmate Puzzle 14
checkmate puzzle 14
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Fiala V, 2217 - Darnell A, 1979; 28 Jan 2016
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Puzzle 14 solution at the bottom.
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Checkmate Puzzle 13 Solution
checkmate puzzle 13
1. Qf6+ Kh7 2. Qh6+ Kg8 3. Rd8# [1... Kh5? 2. Qh6#]
Driving king into mating net... After 1. Qf6+, the Black king has 2 moves to retreat on h5 and h7. The second choice leads to mate in 2. After 1... Kh7, the queen checks to drive the king on g8 for the back-rank mate delivered by the rook.
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Checkmate Puzzle 14 Solution
checkmate puzzle 14
1. c6+ Ka6 2. Nxc7#
The a5-square is attacked by a White pawn, and the Black king is blocked by its own pieces on a7, b6, c7. The White pawn delivers check 1. c6+, and the Black king has only one move on a6. Then the White knight takes on c6 with mate.


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