Checkmate Puzzles 3 and 4

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      Checkmate Puzzle 3
checkmate puzzle 3
White to move: Mate in 2
Sadzikowski D, 2541 - Mista A, 2617; 22 Mar 2017
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Puzzle 3 solution at the bottom.
See next Checkmate Puzzle 4



      Checkmate Puzzle 4
checkmate puzzle 4
White to move: Mate in 2
Vignesh N, 2405 - Zhou G, 2220; 12 Mar 2017
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Puzzle 4 solution at the bottom.





puzzle solutions below





 Checkmate Puzzle 3 Solution
checkmate puzzle 3
1. Qxf8+ Kxf8 2. Rc8# [1... Kh7 2. Qg7#]
White must begin with check or defend himself against Black mating attack Qxc1. White pawn covers e7, g7. Queen sacrifice with check to place Black king on f8, then rook mates from c8. If the king retreats on h7, then queen mates Qg7#.



 Checkmate Puzzle 4 Solution
checkmate puzzle 4
1. Ng6+ fxg6 2. Qg7#
Knight check and sacrifice to dispose the Black king. Then the White queen mating attack, "face to face", with covering f6, f7, f8. The White rook attacks d6, d7. After 1. Ng6+, Black had to take the knight as the only legal move.


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