Keen-Idea Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

A simple, straightforward view of the board knowing when to look for checkmates is good enough for winning a game. This position is from Yuriy Kuzubov – Alexander van Beek, Gibraltar, 2007. White can start working from the simple idea that the Black King is locked in. What’s the winning idea? In fact, White to play and checkmate in two!




Yuriy Kuzubov – Alexander van Beek

Result: 1-0
Site: Gibraltar
Date: 2007

[…] 1.¦h6 Threatening checkmate with Re6 1…¦e7

(1…d4 doesn’t help, there is no space created even on d5 as the Knight on f4 stands guard

2.¦e6# (0:00:14) 1.Rh6)

2.¤d3#

One Response to “Keen-Idea Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two”

  • Theo, London says:

    Indeed very simple and very nice. Great to see it in a tournament chess game.

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