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Puzzle No : 0105
Difficulty level : medium
Description : Mate in 2 moves
Next Move : Black
Player level : Intermediate
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Medium chess puzzle 0105
Solution to medium chess puzzle 0105
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Initial board position
This is the initial board position of medium chess puzzle 0105.
Move by black
Move by white
Move by black
your rook captures the pawn and checkmate. they can’t capture your rook using the pawn since it is pinned to the king by the bishop. it can not move due to the attack from your knight.. this is how you can mate in 2 moves.
Right moves for the solution to the medium chess puzzle 0105
Based on the objective of the puzzle, you have to make the right moves. Following are the right moves
- Rh1+, Rxh3#
Explanation for the moves
- Rh1+ - Your rook sacrifices itself to attract the opponent’s king to h1.
- Kxh1 - Opponent’s king captures your rook as this is the only legal move available. It can not come to g3 due to the attack from your knight. This is a zugzwang move as the king is forced to respond.
- Rxh3# - Your rook captures the pawn and checkmate. They can’t capture your rook using the pawn since it is pinned to the king by the bishop. It can not move due to the attack from your knight.. This is how you can mate in 2 moves.
- For right move - You had won after a right sacrifice. Good job
- For wrong move - Better luck next time. Try to sacrifice a rook for a checkmate
Categories of medium chess puzzle 0105
This medium chess puzzle falls in these categories.
- Medium chess puzzles
- Sacrifice puzzles in chess
- Mate in 2 puzzles in chess
- Endgame puzzles in chess
- Strategy puzzles in chess
- Zugzwang puzzles in chess
- Pin puzzles in chess
- Rook puzzles in chess
medium chess puzzle 0105 chart
How to view the solution to medium chess puzzle 0105
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How to get help for moves in the medium chess puzzle 0105
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Table of Contents
- Medium chess puzzle 0105
- Solution to medium chess puzzle 0105
- Categories of medium chess puzzle 0105
- medium chess puzzle 0105 chart
- How to view the solution to medium chess puzzle 0105
- How to get help for moves in the medium chess puzzle 0105
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