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          Chess Puzzle 137
chess puzzle 137 for kids
      Win a rook or mate
Please Make Your Move as White.
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          Chess Puzzle 138
chess puzzle 138 for kids
      Win a rook or mate
Please Make Your Move as White.
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      Solution to Puzzle 137
chess puzzle 137 for kids
1. Qxd7 Kf8 2. Qc7 g6
1. Qxd7 Rxd7?? 2. Re8#
In the above position, White can easily win a Black rook or even mate the opponent king in a few moves to end the game. Please learn this puzzle to know the great power of using the threat of back-rank mate because this winning method in chess may be new for you... To win a rook, the White queen just takes the Black rook on d7, and the best answer for Black will be to move the king on f8 in order to avoid the back-rank mate (see in black color variation 1)... Important (see in gray color variation 2): If the second Black rook takes the White queen on d7, Black will be checkmated by 2. Re8#. This checkmate is called the back-rank mate. Notes for you: The back-rank mate is a checkmate which is engaged by a rook or queen along a back rank (rank 1 for White; rank 8 for Black), and in which the mated king is unable to move up the board because of being blocked by its own pieces on the next rank. This checkmate is also known as the corridor mate.
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      Solution to Puzzle 138
chess puzzle 138 for kids
1. Qxa4 Rf8  2. Qd7 c6
1. Qxa4 Rxa4?? 2. Re8#
In the above position, White can also win a Black rook or even mate the opponent king in a few moves using the threat of back-rank mate.... To win the Black rook on a4, the White queen just captures it on the first move. The best answer for Black will be to move the second rook to f8 to defend the Black king (see in black color variation 1)... Important (see in gray color variation 2): If the second Black rook takes the White queen on a4, Black will be checkmated by 2. Re8#. Notes for you: Puzzles 137 and 138 are similar by chess tactic intents, and they are presented for you to learn and practice the power of using the threat of back-rank mate. Be aware that this tactic is the most common in the queen-rooks and rook endgames. See above that the blunders in chess (very bad chess moves) are marked as "??" in the chess game notation.
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