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      Checkmate Puzzle 79
checkmate puzzle 79
             Mate in 4
Play as White, White to move.
Ahues K - Rasmusson B; 1934
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Puzzle 79 solution at the bottom.
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      Checkmate Puzzle 80
checkmate puzzle 80
             Mate in 4
Play as White, White to move.
Stahlberg G - Lilienthal A; 1935
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Puzzle 80 solution at the bottom.
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 Checkmate Puzzle 79 Solution
checkmate puzzle 79
1. Qxg7+ Kxg7 2. Rg1+ Bg2 3. Rxg2+ Kh6 (Kh7,Kh8) 4. Rh4#
[2... Kh6? (Kh7?,Kh8?) 3. Rh4#]
The White queen takes the pawn on g7, being sacrificed, to remove the king defense. The Black king has to take the queen on g7. On the second move, the left White rook delivers check from g1 - preparing the linear rook mate. Black has to move his bishop on g2 to interpose the king and postpone the mate. On the third move, the rook takes the bishop with check. The Black king moves on the h-file, and White delivers the linear rook mate on the forth move.
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 Checkmate Puzzle 80 Solution
checkmate puzzle 80
1. Qa8+ Qc8 2. Qd5+ Nd6 3. Qg5+ Ke8 4. Qe7#
[2... Qd7? 3. Qxd7#]
The White queen moves on a8 to check and place the Black queen on c8 (it is the only Black move) - deflecting the Black queen from e6. Then the White queen checks from d5 to place the Black knight on d6 - deflecting the Black knight from e8. On the third move, the White queen checks from g5 to place the Black king on e8 - the knight may not interpose the king. On the forth move, the White queen moves on e7 to mate!


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