Checkmate Puzzles 51 and 52

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      Checkmate Puzzle 51
checkmate puzzle 51
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Banusz T, 2600 - Shankland S, 2309; 30 Jul 2017
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Puzzle 51 solution at the bottom.
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      Checkmate Puzzle 52
checkmate puzzle 52
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Martinovic S, 2527 - Rasik V, 2483; 5 Jun 2013
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Puzzle 52 solution at the bottom.
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Checkmate Puzzle 51 Solution
checkmate puzzle 51
1. Qh7+ Kxf8 2. Qh8#
This is a simple puzzle on mate in 2, and you must be quick in solving it... Let's see what is going on around the Black king. The square f7 is blocked by a Black pawn, and the squares e7, e8 are attacked by the rook. The knight stays undefended on f8 but is attacking h7 which may be used... The White queen moves on defended h7 with check
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Checkmate Puzzle 52 Solution
checkmate puzzle 52
1. Qg8+ Rxg8 2. Nf7#
This mate in two is also simple, and it is a good example of typical 2-move combination to mate... The Black king is at a corner blocked by its own pawn on h7. The Black bishop is defending g7, and the Black rook g8 and f7... The White queen moves on g8 with check and sacrifice to block the king on g8 and deflect the rook from f7. The rook being deflected, the White knight engages the mate from f7.


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