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Written by Yury Markushin
Friday, 13 May 2011 14:33

This is continuation of the previous week’s tactical studies.  Here are another 7 very difficult mate in 2 problems.  You can approach them in two different ways. First, you should try to analyze the position before struggling to find the right moves. In this type of problems each piece is usually does a specific job and if you find this job, your problem is almost solved. So, first approach is to try to solve them on the diagram without shuffling the pieces on the chess board. If you find that quite difficult, only then you should go ahead and use the board (second approach). Visualization is the key. In each problemGood luck.

Diagram on the left: I have decided to put an actual problem (I. Shel "De Maasbode". White to mave and mate in 2) due to the confusion caused by the previous’ week position, which was there just for demonstration purposes.

#1 N. van Dick "E. W. W. Wedstrijd". White to move and mate in 2.

#2 L. Cubbel "Special Collection". White to move and mate in 2.

#3 A. Gulyaev "Special Collection". White to move and mate in 2.

#4 L. Cubbel "Special Collection". White to move and mate in 2.

#5 L. Cubbel "Special Collection". White to move and mate in 2.

#6 K. Voityla "The Problemist". White to move and mate in 2.

#7 V. Moikin "USSR Chess". White to move and mate in 2.

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Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2011 19:27

0 #11 emran 2016-10-13 03:52
p#3 very easy Qf1 second move is mate

+1 #10 Yury 2011-05-23 19:29
Sorry for the delay! Solutions have been posted, it's a link below the last problem. How is you progress?

+2 #9 Kevin 2011-05-23 15:05
I need a solution for puzzle3

0 #8 Yury 2011-05-17 12:08
Tell you a secret, the hardest one I have is mate in 12 (!). This is untypical, usually it doesn't get longer than mate in 4-5.

+1 #7 Gabriel 2011-05-17 10:21
No, just wondering

+1 #6 Yury 2011-05-16 18:50
Good job! I will post the answers at the end of the week. Come and check :)

0 #5 Yury 2011-05-16 18:49
You mean problems to find mate in 3? Yes. But later. These are too easy for you? :)

+1 #4 Gabriel 2011-05-16 14:58
Will there be a "mate in 3"?

+2 #3 Jessica 2011-05-16 08:54
First one is Rf2. He has to take the queen and then you can play Ke2 mate.

Let's look at the rest

0 #2 Yury 2011-05-14 11:08
You're always welcome my friend. You had any luck solving it?