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      Checkmate Puzzle 15
checkmate puzzle 15
White to move: Mate in 3
Dobrov V, 2518 - Pijpers A, 2463; 27 Jan 2016
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Puzzle 15 solution at the bottom.
See next Checkmate Puzzle 16



      Checkmate Puzzle 16
checkmate puzzle 16
White to move: Mate in 2
Mashiri D, un. - Pillay H, un.; 30 Dec 2016
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Puzzle 16 solution at the bottom.





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Checkmate Puzzle 15 Solution
checkmate puzzle 15
1. g4+ Kxg4 2. Qg3+ Kh5 3. Qh3# [1... fxg4? 2. Qh2#] [1... Kh4? 2. Qg3#]
The White rook attacks g6, h6. The g3-pawn moves up to check and with sacrifice to open line e5-h2 and clear g3 for the White queen. Then there are 3 different possibilities depending on the Black answer - all are Mate in 3 or Mate in 2.



Checkmate Puzzle 16 Solution
checkmate puzzle 16
1. Qf7+ Bg7 2. Qxg7#
This checkmate puzzle on Mate in 2 is not difficult. The White bishop attacks h8, and the queen moves on f7 to check "face to face." The only possibility for Black is to move the bishop on g7. Then the queen takes the bishop with mate.


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