Chess Puzzles 11 and 12 for Beginners

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



     Puzzle 12 for Beginners
chess puzzle 11 for beginner
 Win the knight in 2 moves
Play as White, White to move.
Hint: Hover the mouse over the puzzle.
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Puzzle 12 solution at the bottom.





 Puzzle solutions below text





      Solution to Puzzle 11
puzzle 11
1. Kd5 Nc5 2. Kxc5 [1... Nd6 2. Kxd6 ; 1... Nd8 2. Nxd8]
In the initial position, the Black king and the Black pawn have no legal moves. So far, the Black knight can safely move only on c5 and d6. By moving 1. Kd5, White makes the Black knight unhappy - it has no safe moves anymore.



      Solution to Puzzle 12
puzzle 12
1. Qa7 Qd7 (Re8) 2. Qxf2
By moving 1. Qa7, White attacks the Black knight on f2 and threats to mate Qe7#. Black can repulse the White mate threat only with the following two moves: 1... Qd7, 1... Re8. The both moves leave the Black knight undefended.


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