Chess Puzzles 77-78 for Beginner

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          Chess Puzzle 77
chess puzzle 77 for beginner
          Win the queen
White to move - Play as White
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Chess Puzzle 78 (next one) is below



          Chess Puzzle 78
chess puzzle 78 for beginner
              Mate in 2
White to move - Play as White
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      Solution to Puzzle 77
puzzle 77 for beginners
1. Qh8+ Ka7 2. Bd4+ b6 3. Bxe3 Rxe3
First White moves his queen on h8 to check and force the Black king to move on a7 (After check, this is the only legal move for the Black king). Now the Black king is on a7 and his queen on e3... The White queen from h8 is attacking and covers the square d4... To win the Black queen, White moves his bishop on d4 delivering check and fork on the queen. To learn more: Think what is the best answer for Black after 1. Qh8+, if the Black rook is on f7 instead of e6? The answer: 1... Bc8.
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      Solution to Puzzle 78
puzzle 78 for beginners
1. Rxc8+ Kxc8 2. Rf8#
Have a look at the above position... To mate in 2, first White sacrifices his right rook by moving it on c8 to capture the Black bishop, to check and force the Black king to move on c8 (After sacrifice, the Black king has the only legal move to accept the sacrifice and take the rook on c8). The two kings being at opposition, White moves his second rook from f7 to f8 to mate on the second move.

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