Checkmate Puzzles 33 and 34

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      Checkmate Puzzle 33
checkmate puzzle 33
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Saravanan V, 2306 - Liang A, 2496; 31 Jan 2017
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Puzzle 33 solution at the bottom.
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      Checkmate Puzzle 34
checkmate puzzle 34
             Mate in 3
Play as White, White to move.
Gunina V, 2524 - Sodoma J, 2344; 2 Feb 2017
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Puzzle 34 solution at the bottom.
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Checkmate Puzzle 33 Solution
checkmate puzzle 33
1. Nb5+ Bxb5 2. Qe7#
The White bishop attacks c6, d5; the White rook e7, e6, e5. The only unbeaten square around the Black king is c7 which is shadowed by the Black bishop. The knight gives check with sacrifice to clear d7 and unshadow c7 for the queen.
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Checkmate Puzzle 34 Solution
checkmate puzzle 34
1. Qb5+ Ka3 2. Bc1+ Ka2 3. Qb2#
A forced 3-move checkmate attack and mate in 3. After 1. Qb5+, the Black king has only one square to retreat on a3. After 2. Bc1+, only on a2. By moving the bishop, White covered the square b2 for the final queen mating attack.


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