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      Checkmate Puzzle 83
checkmate puzzle 83
          Old Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Nimzowitsch A - Neumann G: 1899.
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Puzzle 83 solution at the bottom.
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      Checkmate Puzzle 84
checkmate puzzle 84
          Old Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Steinitz W - Sands D: 1887.
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Puzzle 84 solution at the bottom.
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 Checkmate Puzzle 83 Solution
checkmate puzzle 83
1. Qf5+ Nxf5 2. e6#

This position is taken from a game played in 1899... The White queen moves on f5 to be sacrificed after check. The Black knight from d5 has to accept the sacrifice and take the White queen on f5 as the only legal move of Black. What was the aim of the White sacrifice? The aim of the sacrifice was to deflect the Black knight from e6... The knight being deflected, White moves the e5-pawn on e6 to mate in 2.
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 Checkmate Puzzle 84 Solution
checkmate puzzle 84
1. Qg6+ hxg6 2. fxg6#

This position is taken from a game played in 1887... The White queen moves on g6 to be sacrificed after check. The Black pawn from h7 has to accept the sacrifice and take the White queen on g6 as the only legal move of Black. What was the aim of the White sacrifice? The aim of the sacrifice was to remove the Black h-pawn... The White f5-pawn takes the Black pawn on g6 to mate in 2.


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