Patience-Does-It Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Black’s in a truly dead position. How did White checkmate in two? This is not as tricky as it looks – particularly if you have been training with Chess King! Hint: Look for that waiting move.

Checkmate in two

Result: 1-0

[…] 1.♗a7 ♘f4 (1…♘e7 2.♘c7# (0:00:11) 1.Ba7)

1…♘f6 2.♘c7# Actually, Black is in zugzwang. The King cannot move and no matter where the Black Knight goes, it cannot stop the checkmate with Nc7. Neither can the Black Knight check the White King to gain a move!

2.♘c7# (0:00:02) 1.

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