Answer To Chess Endgame Puzzle #32

First, you can readily see that unless white comes up with a forcing move, black could easily cause a lot of trouble for white starting with Q-d5+. So white needs to find a way to keep the heat on black first and does so with Rxd8+.  This black king pretty much has to recapture with Kxd8. (Obviously, if black plays K-e7, then Qxf8 is checkmate.)

So after black plays Kxd8, white responds with Qxf8+. The best move for black now is Q-e8. (Because if K-d7, white responds with Q-d6+, then after K-e8, white checkmates with R-c8.)

After black plays Q-e8, white plays R-c8+ winning the black queen for the rook. (Because after Kxc8, white plays Qxe8. Of course, if black plays K-d7, then white checkmate’s with Qxe8.)

I hope you found the answer. Look for another new chess puzzle in my next post!

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Answers to Online Chess Puzzles 26-28

Here are the answers to the online chess puzzles numbers 26-28. I hope you found the solutions to all of them!

Chess Puzzle #26. The answer is simply, e4.

Chess Puzzle #27. The answer is N-h6, check. The black king is forced to move to f8. White then plays Nxe6 for checkmate.

Chess Puzzle #28. The answer is Qxc6. Black is forced to play bxc6. White then checkmates black with B-a6.

Congratulations if you got them all!

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Answers to Online Chess Puzzles 8-10

Here are the answers to the online chess puzzles numbers 8-10. I hope you found the solutions to all of them!

Chess Puzzle #8.  The answer is white plays Rxe8, black is forced to play Nxe8, and white responds with Rxe8, checkmate.

Chess Puzzle #9.  The answer is white plays N-c7, black is forced to play Kd8, and then N-f7 is mate.

Chess Puzzle #10. There are two possible answers to this problem, depending on how black responds to white’s first move,  which is R-g8+ If black plays Rxg8, then white plays Bf6+. Black is forced to play R-g7, white then follows with R-d8 mate. If Black responds to white’s R-g8+ move with Kxg8, then white plays R-g1, black must then play Kh8 and then B-f6 is checkmate.

Congrats if you got them all!

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Online Chess Puzzles 8-10

Here are three new chess puzzles that I know you will find challenging. I have included one for beginner level players, one for intermediate level players and one for the advanced players. All puzzles begin with white to play. Good luck!

Chess puzzle #8 is a beginner level mate in two.

chess-puzzle 8 beginner p.15 #6 mate in 2

Chess puzzle #9 is an intermediate level mate in 2.

chess-puzzle 9  intermediate p. 8 #2 mate in 2

Chess puzzle #10 is an advanced level mate in 3.

chess-puzzle 10  advanced p.12 #3 mate in 3

Again, best of luck and look for the correct answers in my next post!

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Answers to Online Chess Puzzles 5-7

Here are the answers to the online chess puzzles numbers 5-7. I hope you found the solutions to all of them!

Chess Puzzle #5. The answer is N-h6. Then after white plays K-h8, black plays B-c3 checkmate. Many people incorrectly see N-e7 check, but this allows the white king to escape.

Chess Puzzle #6. The answer is N-b5 check. The black king is forced to e8. Then N-d6 is checkmate.

Chess Puzzle #7. The answer is R-c8 check. Black is forced to play Nxc8. Then white plays Qxb7 check. Black is forced to play Kxb7. Then B-d5 is mate.

Congratulations if you got them all!

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Online Chess Puzzles 5-7

Here are three new chess puzzles that I know you will find challenging. I have included one for beginner level players, one for intermediate level players and one for the advanced players. Good luck!

Chess puzzle #5 is a
beginner level mate in 2.
chess-puzzle 5 beginner p.15 #5 mate in 2

Chess puzzle #6 is an intermediate level
mate in 2. (White to play.)

chess-puzzle 6 intermediate p.8 #5 mate in 2

And, chess puzzle #7 is an
advanced level mate in 3. (White to play.)
chess-puzzle 7 advanced p.12 #4 mate in 3

Again, best of luck and look for the correct answers in my next post!

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Answers to Online Chess Puzzles 1-4

Here are the answers to the online chess puzzles numbers 1-4. I hope you figured them all out, but if not, read on.

Chess Puzzle #1.
The answer is Q-a8. This is the only correct answer.
Many new players immediately see Q-h7, but this is only a check and mate in 2, not mate in 1.

Chess Puzzle #2.
The correct answer is K-b6, white must then play K-b8 and black mates with R-h8. Again this is the only correct set of moves to accomplish a mate in 2.

Chess Puzzle #3.
The answer is N-g6 with a double check. Black must play K-f7. Nxh8 is mate.

Chess Puzzle #4.
This one was a little harder than the others, but that’s why it’s called an advanced puzzle. The answer is, Rxd5 check, black must play cxd5, white then plays N-d3 check, black responds with exd3, then f4 is mate.

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