Chess Puzzles, White to move Mate in 2

Another 2 puzzles to help you become a better chess player.

180 Comments

  1. Why would you do check mate in 2 when you can just do bishop to f7 mate in 1 on the first one?

  2. On the first puzzle, you also could have moved the queen to H8, then the king would be forced to move to G6, then move the pawn to H5 and that is checkmate

  3. That is ez just move the queen to g7 after that knight move to e4 QUEEEEEEEEEN g5 checkmate.

  4. Thanks for the puzzles. You don’t need to give the 20 seconds with a clock ticking though. People will just pause the video. You can just say you’ll give a few seconds and tell viewers to pause if they like.

  5. I solved the second puzzle doing:
    Qd5 Kxe8
    b8=Q#

  6. I found both of it. First one took longer. Second one within 30 seconds.

  7. First puzzle would be foiled if he moved his knight to e5. You cannot absolutely force mate in 2. You're wrong

  8. I found them both difficult at first but got them both right after several minutes!Enjoyable-thanks.

  9. Neat. Thanks for the puzzle! Every couple of days I set up a chess puzzle on a chess board in my cubicle area for people to ponder.. I'll use this one today. Not too hard, but will still be a head scratcher for the uninitiated.

  10. Wouldn't knight to G5 prevent mate in 2 on the first example?

  11. what if he didnt take the pawn ?? there is no checkmate in 2 probably

  12. Sorry but this is just wrong, if white plays Q-G7, black has quite a few moves that prevent mate in two.

  13. For the second puzzle, can't you move Queen waiting move D4, forcing the king to take the knight and then promote the pawn for checkmate?

  14. I did not watch the full video but here's my answer
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    White to move
    1. Qg7 (Key move)
    Queen is able to lock G file and h6 square which makes only move for king to capture the pawn and 2. Qg4#.
    But if the opponent doesn't move the king here are the following scenarios……

    1st scenario
    Moving the rook horizontal in any squares or 1…..Rh7
    This will lead to 2. Qh7# (or 2. Qxh7# if 1…..Rh7)

    2nd scenario
    1……Rh6 , This will lead to ….
    2. Qg4#

    3rd scenario
    Moving the knight any direction (except for 1……Nxh4)
    This will lead to 2. Qg5# (or 2. Qxg5# if 1…..Ng5)

    4th scenario
    1….Nxh4 , This will lead to …..
    2. Bg4#

    My answer is based on my observation, hope you like it

  15. At first quiz there's another solution. first move Qh8. then black needs to bg6. white will follow with pawn h5

  16. On the first game, what's the move if black plays R-G8? I don't see a mate in 2.

  17. the correct move is Q takes F3 putting black In check…than Q to G4 and game over

  18. IF YOU'RE PLAYING AS BLACK YOU CAN AVOID CHECKMATE IN 2 AT ALL 😀

  19. u are slow and u can avoid checkmating in two ok. het better in chess

  20. i feel like getting off my ride and just push u to speak faster man damn ur making me paralyzed

  21. A few people have notice that there are other alternatives to the first puzzle, but all still lead to mate in 2 using 1. Qg7.
    As explained in the video if 1. … Kxh4 then 2. Qg4#, or if 1. … Nxh4 then 2. Bg4#
    If 1. … Rg6 then 2. Qg4#
    If 1. … Ng5 then 2. Qxh8#
    Any other Knight move loses to 2. Qg5# and any other Rook move (including 1. … Rg8 or Rh7) loses to 2. Qh7#
    Hope that helps.

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