Checkmate Puzzles 35 and 36

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      Checkmate Puzzle 35
checkmate puzzle 35
             Mate in 3
Play as White, White to move.
Mosadeghpour M, 2478 - Ghane S, 2335; 2 Feb 2017
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Puzzle 35 solution at the bottom.
See next Checkmate Puzzle 36



      Checkmate Puzzle 36
checkmate puzzle 36
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Quillan G, 2369 - Boado Rodriguez M, 2121; 30 Jan 2016
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Puzzle 36 solution at the bottom.





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Checkmate Puzzle 35 Solution
checkmate puzzle 35
1. Rb8+ Bxb8 2. Qd8+ Rg8 3. Qxh6#
[1... Qc8 2. Rxc8+ Bf8 3. Rxf8#]
The aim of 1. Rb8+ is to deflect the Black bishop from d8 for the White queen check. Then the White queen gives check from the safe d8 to force the Black rook on g8 with clearing g7 and getting access to the Black pawn on h6 for mate.



Checkmate Puzzle 36 Solution
checkmate puzzle 36
1. d7+ Rxd7 (Qxd7) 2. Rb8#
After the check of the White pawn 1. d7+, the Black king has nowhere to move -- Black has to take the checking pawn. The true aim of 1. d7+ was to clear the bishop line g3-b8 for the White mating move 2. Rb8#.


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