Chess Puzzles 39 and 40 for Beginners

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     Puzzle 39 for Beginners
chess puzzle 39 for beginner
              Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
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Puzzle 39 solution at the bottom.
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     Puzzle 40 for Beginners
chess puzzle 40 for beginner
              Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
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Puzzle 40 solution at the bottom.





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      Solution to Puzzle 39
puzzle 39 for beginners
1. Rb5 Rxb2 2. Rh5#
White can take the passed Black pawn on a3, but there is a much shorter way to win. Just go for the 2-move forced mate combination. The Black king is being locked and the Black rook isolated... First move the rook on b5...



      Solution to Puzzle 40
puzzle 40 for beginners
1. Rf6+ Kxf6 2. Rd6#
A famous ancient puzzle on the forced mate in 2. White delivers check and sacrifices a rook. Black has to accept the sacrifice. The goal of the sacrifice was place the opponent king in the pre-mating position.

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