Laszlo Vadaz vs. Carsten Lingnau

Medium difficulty puzzle – mate in 2, white to move.

Roll over to see the solution: 1.Qg8+ Kxg8 2.f7#

FEN: 3r1b1k/5Q1p/p2p1P2/5R2/4q2P/1P2P3/PB5K/8 w

7 Responses

  1. betachess
    betachess at

    Solution 2:
    1. Qxf8+ Rxf8 2. f7#

    1. Jeroen
      Jeroen at

      I first thought 1.Qxf8+ would be a solution, but then the I saw 2. …, Qe5. Very tricky!

  2. Ravi Prabhu G
    Ravi Prabhu G at

    Spectacular. Very tricky. It took me nearly 10 minutes to break the puzzle.

  3. D
    D at

    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. 🙂

    1. roy
      roy at

      no because the bishop on b2 gives check on those squares

  4. yeslemz
    yeslemz at

    1. Qf7-g8 Kh8xg8
    2. f6-f7

  5. Ben
    Ben at

    1. Qxf8+ Rxf8 2. f7# ??? that’s not checkmate, black can protect itself with the queen

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