Checkmate Puzzles 31 and 32

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      Checkmate Puzzle 31
checkmate puzzle 31
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Kashlinskaya A, 2424 - Stefanova A, 2500; 5 Dec 2015
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Puzzle 31 solution at the bottom.
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      Checkmate Puzzle 32
checkmate puzzle 32
             Mate in 3
Play as White, White to move.
Sanal V, 2487 - Abhishek K, 2393; 29 Dec 2015
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Puzzle 32 solution at the bottom.
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Checkmate Puzzle 31 Solution
checkmate puzzle 31
1. Rc1+ Kb6 2. Qc7#
The White light bishop attacks a6, b5 -- now White is ready to begin... After 1. Rc1+, the Black king has only one safe square to retreat on b6 (the knight on d6 is pinned); and the c-rook covers c7 for its queen. The White queen mates from c7.
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Checkmate Puzzle 32 Solution
checkmate puzzle 32
1. exf7+ Bxf7 2. Qd7+ Kf8 3. Qxf7#
The White light bishop controls the line b3-f7. After 1. exf7+, Black has only one legal move and possibility 1... Bxf7. Now, the square f7 is clearly seen... The White queen moves on d7 with check aiming at f7 and mates from the aimed square.


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