Checkmate Puzzles 23 and 24

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      Checkmate Puzzle 23
checkmate puzzle 23
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Aguilar Gutierrez C, 1451 - Vega Pacheco H, 1558; 4 Mar 2017
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Puzzle 23 solution at the bottom.
See next Checkmate Puzzle 24



      Checkmate Puzzle 24
checkmate puzzle 24
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Aydin G, 1529 - Celik G, un.; 6 Mar 2017
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Puzzle 24 solution at the bottom.





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Checkmate Puzzle 23 Solution
checkmate puzzle 23
1. Qd8+ Kf7 2. Ng5#
After the queen check 1. Qd8+, the Black king has only one safe square to retreat on f7. The queen has cleared g5 and locked the king, and the latter has no moves. White needs additional piece to strike - the knight mates from the cleared g5.



Checkmate Puzzle 24 Solution
checkmate puzzle 24
1. Qxb7+ Kd8 2. Ba5#
The White queen takes the Black pawn on b7 with check, and the Black king has only one square to retreat on d8. Now, the Black king has no moves, but the square on which it stays is unbeaten - the White bishop attacks d8 from a5 to mate.


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