Medium difficulty puzzle – mate in 2, white to move.
Roll over to see the solution: 1.Qg8+ Kxg8 2.f7#
1.Qg8+ Kxg8 2.f7#
FEN: 3r1b1k/5Q1p/p2p1P2/5R2/4q2P/1P2P3/PB5K/8 w
1. Qxf8+ Rxf8 2. f7#
I first thought 1.Qxf8+ would be a solution, but then the I saw 2. …, Qe5. Very tricky!
Spectacular. Very tricky. It took me nearly 10 minutes to break the puzzle.
I am a rookie at this and don’t understand, after Qg8+ Kxg8 happens, why f7# puts the king in checkmate? Can’t the black king go back to Kh8 or Kg7?
Thank you for any help. 🙂
no because the bishop on b2 gives check on those squares
1. Qf7-g8 Kh8xg8
1. Qxf8+ Rxf8 2. f7# ??? that’s not checkmate, black can protect itself with the queen
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