Checkmate Puzzles 43 and 44

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      Checkmate Puzzle 43
checkmate puzzle 43
             Mate in 3
Play as White, White to move.
Muzychuk A, 2549 - Batsiashvili N, 2500; 5 Dec 2015
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Puzzle 43 solution at the bottom.
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      Checkmate Puzzle 44
checkmate puzzle 44
             Mate in 3
Play as White, White to move.
Houska J, 2387 - Meskovs N, 2469; 26 Mar 2016
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Puzzle 44 solution at the bottom.
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Checkmate Puzzle 43 Solution
checkmate puzzle 43
1. Rh8+ Kxh8 2. Qh5+ Kg8 3. Qh7#
The White queen can mate the Black king from h7 if the queen gets on h7 "in one run, without stops, not loosing tempo." To implement this, White sacrifices the rook on h8, then the White queen moves on h5 with check to get on h7 in one run. Think why the first White move 1. Qh5? is wrong (because of 1... fxg6)...
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Checkmate Puzzle 44 Solution
checkmate puzzle 44
1. Rxg8+ Rxg8 2. Qf6+ Rg7 3. Re8#
The White rook takes the knight on g8 with check - the Black rook has to take on g8 as the only answer. Then the White queen checks from f6 to place the Black rook on g7 with pin, block the king, and open rank 8. The secong rook mates from e8.


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