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      Checkmate Puzzle 57
checkmate puzzle 57
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Gavrilescu D, 2359 - Samu S, 2055; 8 Aug 2017
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Puzzle 57 solution at the bottom.
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      Checkmate Puzzle 58
checkmate puzzle 58
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Kjartansson G, 2446 - Fedorchuk S, 2660; 5 May 2013
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Puzzle 58 solution at the bottom.
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 Checkmate Puzzle 57 Solution
checkmate puzzle 57
1. g4+ Kf4 2. Qe3#
To mate in two, White first attacks the Black king with his pawn moving it on g4 with check... After this, the Black king has the only move to move on f4... On the second move, the White queen moves on e3 to mate in two... Was it difficult for you to find the second, mating, move of the White queen?
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 Checkmate Puzzle 58 Solution
checkmate puzzle 58
1. Rh8+ Kxh8 2. Qh7#
To mate in two, White first sacrifices his rook by moving it on h8 with check... After this, the Black king has the only legal answer -- to take the rook-sacrifice and go to the corner... On the second move, the White queen moves on h7 to mate in two... What was the purpose of sacrificing the rook on the first move?


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