Checkmate Puzzles 19 and 20

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      Checkmate Puzzle 19
checkmate puzzle 19
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Reinderman D, 2584 - Bok B, 2554; 17 May 2015
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Puzzle 19 solution at the bottom.
See next Checkmate Puzzle 20



      Checkmate Puzzle 20
checkmate puzzle 20
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Fiala V, 2217 - Darnell A, 1979; 28 Jan 2016
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Puzzle 20 solution at the bottom.





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Checkmate Puzzle 19 Solution
checkmate puzzle 19
1. Rxf8+ Kxf8 2. Qd8#
A typical checkmate combination... The White rook sacrifice with check to extract the Black king "on the edge of the tube" f8, g8, h8. After the White rook sacrifice, the king can move only on e7, e8. The White queen mates from d8!



Checkmate Puzzle 20 Solution
checkmate puzzle 20
1. Ng5 Qd7 2. Nxh7# [1... g6 2. Qf7#]
By moving 1. Ng5, the White knight clears f7 for the queen, opens line e6-g8 and attacks h7. As result, White has created 2 different mate threats: Nxh7# and Qf7#. By one move, Black is not able to react to the 2 mate threats created.


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