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      Checkmate Puzzle 63
checkmate puzzle 63
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Burke K, 1770 - Altinok E, unr; 12 Oct 2017
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Puzzle 63 solution at the bottom.
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      Checkmate Puzzle 64
checkmate puzzle 64
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Salihu S, 2187 - Rencuzogullari A S, 1411; 10 Oct 2017
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Puzzle 64 solution at the bottom.
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 Checkmate Puzzle 63 Solution
checkmate puzzle 63
1. Rd7+ Kc8 2. Qb7#
This is an easy checkmate puzzle on mate in 2. The Black king is isolated from his major pieces (from the queen and 2 rooks). The White queen attacks b6, b7, b8, and c6, d7. The neighboring White rook attacks d6, d7, d8. To mate in 2, the White rook moves on d7 (supported by the White queen) to give check. After being checked, the Black king has only one square on c8 to retreat on. On his second move, White moves his queen on b7 to mate.
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 Checkmate Puzzle 64 Solution
checkmate puzzle 64
1. Qxf7+ Kh8 2. Qxh7#
On this page, this is the second easy checkmate puzzle on mate in 2. This mate puzzle shows a typical checkmate pattern how to mate in 2 in similar positions. The White queen takes the pawn on f7 (under the support of its neighboring rook) to give check first. After being checked, the Black king has only one square on h8 to retreat on. On his second move, White moves his queen on h7 to take the pawn and mate.


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