Chess Puzzles 37 and 38 for Beginners

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     Puzzle 37 for Beginners
chess puzzle 37 for beginner
     Win a rook in 1 move
Play as White, White to move.
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Puzzle 37 solution at the bottom.
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     Puzzle 38 for Beginners
chess puzzle 38 for beginner
   Win the rook in 3 moves
Play as White, White to move.
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Puzzle 38 solution at the bottom.





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      Solution to Puzzle 37
puzzle 37 for beginners
1. Qxa4 Rf8 [1... Rxa4?? 2. Re8#]
In this position, White can easily win the Black rook on a4 in one move. To win, the White queen is just to take the rook on a4. The second Black rook may not take the White queen on a4 because of back-rank mate by 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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