# Only Grandmasters Can Solve These Mate-in-Two Puzzles | Paul Morphy Chess Composition

Mate in two checkmates can be challenging, even for chess Grandmasters! In this video we cover 5 of the hardest mate in two chess puzzles that only Grandmasters can solve, including a composition by Paul Morphy.

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1. @MTXChess says:

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2. @ilanpi says:

I guess I'm a grandmaster, because I solved all of them (except Morphy's problem, which I knew) in about 10 minutes. Also, I disagree that these are difficult, because they have themes which make it easy to guess the move. Also starting with a check is usually unusual for good problems. I find that the hardest problems are the ones in which no clear thematic idea exists and finding solution requires a complete search. Finally, anyone beyond the beginner stage should be able to solve any two move chess problem.

3. @dip776 says:

1st-rh6 gxh6 g7#

4. @dip776 says:

2nd -rc3 (b3 rxc4#)bxc3 bc2#

5. @JeffMoche says:

I'm maybe a solid intermediate player, but I think I got the first one in a few minutes. I wouldn't see it though unless I knew it was solvable. But, I look forward to the rest.

Im an intermediate player and found a solution for all of these mostly somewhere between 5-20 secs. Although most of my solutions were different from the video but still led to forced mates. So idk mate these really aint that hard imo

7. @chessboy00 says:

Nice puzzles. Did you report that castle bug to Lichess? Would hate to have mate in 2 in a real game and not be able to pull it off because of a bug 😆

8. @IamJacksColon4 says:

found the first one, soo proud, very impressive by 10yo morphy although he was a super genius.

9. @IchErwin says:

Zugzwang is pronounced "tsoogtswong", not "soogswong".

10. @youba9069 says:

At 3:30, after king is forced to take on f8, just move queen to f6 and it's checkmate for white no? What am I missing here

11. @hchandu3366 says:

Bro u messup at last puzzle . That is
1.Qd2 Nxd2
2.kxd2 1-0
Mate. 😅 this work because opponent will never miss the chance to capture a queen

12. @stephenaulie2540 says:

Puzzle 1: move rook to ANY square on h file wins

13. @sverige1947 says:

In the last puzzle… Black can Always avoid tò.be Checkmated in 2!!!

14. @Mysturji says:

First puzzle… what about Ke7? Black has to move the bishop, the Rxh7

15. @angelamaro6689 says:

Ta6
Si Pxa6 Pb7++
Si A.. TxA7++

16. @zepeterinma says:

saw the thumbnail, its rook h6
sincerely yours
-not a grandmaster

easy rook h6

18. @DonkeyYote says:

In the last puzzle, after black plays Na3, Kd2 is also checkmate (N no longer prevents that)

19. @cegrewex says:

Clickbait! These are 1900 elo level puzzles, not for grandmasters! Unsubscribe!

20. @2019inuyasha says:

Only one piece rook makes sense to move anywhere next there is only one square it can move to that stops h pawn from moving forward that would clearly allow black to last longer then 2 moves…

21. @flrn84791 says:

Zugzwang, German pronunciation tsook-tsvahng thanks 😀

22. @landen99 says:

@3:27 I think a second mate in two solution is: Qg6 prepares for pxe8# double checkmate with no effective black response. Qxf7# if black's queen tries to stop it.

23. @youknownothing1242 says:

I was so befuddled until I watched the video and noticed the rook in the bottom right. Then it was easy af.

24. @AJArmin says:

That's not true. I got a rating of 1720 and solved it.

25. @marcinsocha1500 says:

Bait.

26. @petersiegfriedkrug says:

No, I solved this position in seconds. I am a study composer and have solved many, many much more difficult puzzles.

27. @vaccaphd says:

Any master can solve it.