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      Checkmate Puzzle 85
checkmate puzzle 85
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Doluhanova E - Ambartsumova K: 28 Dec 2017.
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Puzzle 85 solution at the bottom.
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      Checkmate Puzzle 86
checkmate puzzle 86
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Socko M - Hoolt S: 28 Dec 2017.
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Puzzle 86 solution at the bottom.
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 Checkmate Puzzle 85 Solution
checkmate puzzle 85
1. Qxe8+ Kxe8 2. Ra8#

This easy mate in 2 is taken from a game played on 28 December 2017 in the World Rapid Women 2017... The two Black bishops look powerful enough to defend the friendly king against being mated. But... White has sacrificed his queen by capturing the Black rook on e8 with check. Now the Black king has to take the queen on e8 as the only answer. On the second move, the left White rook mates by going on a8. What was the aim of the sacrifice on the first move?
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 Checkmate Puzzle 86 Solution
checkmate puzzle 86
1. Qh8+ Kf7 2. Qg7#

This easy mate in 2 is taken from a game played on 28 December 2017 in the World Rapid Women 2017... White has moved his queen on h8 to check the Black king. The latter has the only move on f7 to escape the check. On the second move, White moves again his queen, but now on g7, to deliver mate. What was the aim of the first move of the White queen?








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