Checkmate Puzzles 27 and 28

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      Checkmate Puzzle 27
checkmate puzzle 27
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Martinovic S, 2527 - Rasik V, 2483; 5 Jun 2013
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Puzzle 27 solution at the bottom.
See next Checkmate Puzzle 28



      Checkmate Puzzle 28
checkmate puzzle 28
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Oncu T, 1639 - Kargili A, un.; 6 Mar 2017
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Puzzle 28 solution at the bottom.





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Checkmate Puzzle 27 Solution
checkmate puzzle 27
1. Qg8+ Rxg8 2. Nf7#
Queen gives check with sacrifice from g8, and the Black rook has to accept the sacrifice blocking g8. By having sacrificed, White deflected the Black rook from f7. The White knight mates from f7; g7 is attacked by the White rook from g1.



Checkmate Puzzle 28 Solution
checkmate puzzle 28
1. Qg6+ Kf8 (Kg8) 2. Re8#
After 1. Qg6+, the Black king has only 2 squares to retreat on f8, g8. Any retreat of the Black king leads to checkmate delivered by the White rook from e8. In the final position, the rook is supported by the queen and attacks e7, f8, g8.


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