Checkmate Puzzles 37 and 38

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      Checkmate Puzzle 37
checkmate puzzle 37
             Mate in 3
Play as White, White to move.
Maatman N, 2325 - Lahaye R, 2363; 4 Feb 2017
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Puzzle 37 solution at the bottom.
See next Checkmate Puzzle 38



      Checkmate Puzzle 38
checkmate puzzle 38
             Mate in 3
Play as White, White to move.
Riff J, 2468 - Piasetski L, 2327; 31 Jan 2017
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Puzzle 38 solution at the bottom.





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Checkmate Puzzle 37 Solution
checkmate puzzle 37
1. Bc4+ Kh7 2. Qh4+ Kg6 3. Bf7#
[1... Qxc4? 2. Qxg7#] [1... Kh8 2. Qh4+ Bh6 3. Qxh6#]
First White moves the bishop on c4 to check and cover f7, g8 and to deflect the Black queen from g7. Taking the bishop leads to mate in 2 -- the Black king has to move on h7. Then the White queen checks from h4 and the bishop mates from f7.



Checkmate Puzzle 38 Solution
checkmate puzzle 38
1. Qh5 Kxg7 2. Qxf7+ Kh8 3. Ng6#
[1... ~ (not Kxg7) 2. Qh8#]
First the White queen moves on h5 with making mate threat 2. Qh8#. To avoid the mate in 2, the Black king has to take the pawn on g7. Then the White queen takes the Black pawn on f7 with check and the knight mates from g6.


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