Chess Puzzles 37 and 38 for Beginners

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      Puzzle 37 for Beginner
chess puzzle 37 for beginner
White to move: Win a rook in 1 move
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Puzzle 37 solution at the bottom.
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      Puzzle 38 for Beginner
chess puzzle 38 for beginner
White to move: Win the rook in 3 moves
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      Solution to Puzzle 37
puzzle 37 for beginners
1. Qxa4 Rf8 [1... Rxa4?? 2. Re8#]
The White queen should take the Black rook on a4. So easy? Yes. Have you seen this correct simple move? By moving 1. Qxa4, White takes a rook. And Black cannot play 1... Rxa4 because he will be checkmated by White moving 2. Re8#!



      Solution to Puzzle 38
puzzle 38 for beginners
1. Rh2+ Kg5 2. Ne4+ Kf4 3. Rxa2 [1... Kg3 2. Nh1+ Kf3 3. Rxa2]
The correct move is to check by 1. Rh2+. After being checked, the Black king has only 2 legal answers: 1... Kg5 and 1... Kg3. Black moving 1... Kg5 or 1... Kg3, White will give a knight check with the discovered attack on the Black rook.

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