Chess Puzzles 45 and 46 for Beginners

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      Puzzle 45 for Beginner
chess puzzle 45 for beginner
White to move: Win the queen in 3 moves
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      Puzzle 46 for Beginner
chess puzzle 46 for beginner
White to move: Win the queen in 2 moves
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      Solution to Puzzle 45
puzzle 45 for beginners
1. Rxe8+ Qxe8 2. Nc7+ Kb8 3. Nxe8
A typical combination using knight fork. By moving 1. Rxe8+, White delivers check and the Black queen has to take the rook. Having placed the Black queen on e8, now White is ready to strike with the knight fork combination.



      Solution to Puzzle 46
puzzle 46 for beginners
1. Qf2+ (Qf3+) Ke7 2. Qxg2 [1... Qxf2?? (Qxf3??) 2. Ng6#]
By playing 1. Qf2+ (Qf3+), White gives check and attacks the Black queen. Black can physically take the White queen, but he may not because of mate. If the Black queen takes the White queen, Black will be checkmated with 2. Ng6#.

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