Chess Puzzles 11 and 12 for Beginners

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      Puzzle 11 for Beginner
chess puzzle 11 for beginner
White to move: Win the knight in 2 moves
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Puzzle 11 solution at the bottom.
See next Puzzle 12 for Beginner



      Puzzle 12 for Beginner
chess puzzle 11 for beginner
White to move: Win the knight in 2 moves
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Puzzle 12 solution at the bottom.





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      Solution to Puzzle 11
puzzle 11
1. Kd5 Nc5 2. Kxc5 [1... Nd6 2. Kxd6 ; 1... Nd8 2. Nxd8]
In the initial, the Black king is locked and has no legal moves, and the Black pawn is blocked. The Black knight can move on d8 (unsafe) and on c5, d6 (safe so far). By moving 1. Kd5, White makes the Black knight unhappy - no safe moves.



      Solution to Puzzle 12
puzzle 12
1. Qa7 Qd7 (Re8) 2. Qxf2
By moving 1. Qa7, White is threatening to checkmate with 2.Qe7#. Black can repulse the White mating threat only by using the following two moves: 1... Qd7, 1... Re8. The both Black moves leave the Black knight on f2 undefended and doomed.


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