Checkmate Puzzles 5 and 6

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      Checkmate Puzzle 5
checkmate puzzle 5
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Atabayev M, 2492 - Alikulov E, 2371; 21 Feb 2017
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Puzzle 5 solution at the bottom.
See next Checkmate Puzzle 6



      Checkmate Puzzle 6
checkmate puzzle 6
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Taylor A, 2165 - Hopkins K, unrated; 25 Feb 2017
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Puzzle 6 solution at the bottom.





puzzle solutions below





 Checkmate Puzzle 5 Solution
checkmate puzzle 5
1. Nc2+ Kc3 2. Qd3#
After 1. Nc2+, the Black king has only 1 legal move on c3 - the White pawn is under defense of the White queen. Then the White queen delivers mate from d3 defending its knight that was undefended before. The queen cannot mate from d2.



 Checkmate Puzzle 6 Solution
checkmate puzzle 6
1. h4+ Kh6 2. Rh8#
The White h-pawn attacks the Black king, and the latter has only 1 move to retreat on h6. Then the White rook delivers mate from the behind h8. The White h-pawn attacks g5 and the knight g6 - g7 is blocked by a friendly piece.


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