# 3 Hardest Mate-in-2 Ever: Part 2

08.27.2014
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Category: Problems

Today we present the second part of the 5 Hardest Mate-in-2 Ever. Many readers were able to find the correct solutions for the first 5 problems. We have increased the difficulty of the previous problems and published some mate-in-3 problems.That turned out to be more difficult, so here it is, we’re back to mate in 2 again. Give it a try.

## Problem 1: E. Palkoska, “Tidskrift”, 1907

White to move and mate in 2

## Problem 2: T. Zelthause, “London Globe”, 1911

White to move and mate in 2

## Problem 3: E. Marten, “Deutsches Wochenschach”, 1907

White to move and mate in 2

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Updated 09.13.2023

problem 1 key move qb5 any move of black mate in 2nd move of white 2 key move nd8 followed by f8=q or g8=n 3 key move rg2. if black be5+ rd4+ mate
Rg2 Be5+ Rd4#
Problem 1: Qb5 axb e8=Q++ (...Ke5 Qe2++) (...Kxf7 e8=Q++) (...Kxe7 Qe8++)Problem 2: c8=N+! Nxc8 bxc8=N++Problem 3: Rg2! Be5+ Rd4++ (Bf4 Rg5++) (Bb8 c7 d6 or h2 Re4++)
Problem 3 proves to be a challenge becuase of threat of Bg3e5 i do not see a 2 move to mate re2 Bg3e5+ where is mate in 1 rg2 Bf4 or Bg3e5+ where is mate in 1 i see mate in 4
Forced mate in 2 not a blunder in 2Problem 1 Qb8! no mater what black does either E7Q++ or F7Q++Problem 2 Ne6d8! pins king nothing black can do to stop f7Q++Problem 3 proves to be a challenge becuase of threat of Bg3e5 i do not see a 2 move to mate
Thra safe place for black king is g5,g6
For problem 1.I dnt understand,why ppls answering foolish..If queen move to d8,c6 or other place then black king can capture the white pawn at f7 n then run thru g6 n furthr..the correct answer is Qf8 n then nxt move new queen at e8.
---oh really?1. Qc6+. . any move by black is mate in 2[/quote] - - - - -Qc6+ can be refuted. . Qb5 is the move, enabling the white queen to shift to e2+ should the black king moves to e5 providing the bishop cover at e6 if the e-pawn queens and check
Problem 1Qd8 and mate next move
---oh really?1. Qc6+. . any move by black is mate in 2
The solution for3 is as follows.1.Re2...2.Rh4(not Rd4 as found in review) dis ch mates.
#1 Qb5!#2 f8N!#3 Rg2!Nice, but not difficult
In problem 1, there's no mate-in-2. Only in 3.1. Qb8 Ba42. e8=Q Bxe83. Qxe8#
1.Qc8+2.Nd83.Re2
puzzle1:- Qb5 whatever mov next move is its a matepuzzle2:- f8=N g8=N++puzzle3:- Rg2 in next mov its mate
puzzle1:- Qb5 Ke5 Qe2+# Qb5 f3 e8=Q+#
1) Qb82) f8 N3) Rg2
1.Qb8.....2.Queening of pawn mates2.Ktd8.....2.Queening of pawn mates3.Re2......2. Rd4 dis.ch mates
1, Q-B82.Kt-d8