Here’s a nice chess puzzle sent to us by Chess King reader Alexis Cochran from New Zealand. White has to play and checkmate in two. Actually, there are two ways to manage this. Can you find both the ways?


Checkmate in two

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[…] 1.♕xf7 the Knight cannot move and the Black Bishop also can only capture White’s Bishop on f4, or Black can move the h-pawn so…
1.♗c1 Black again has very few moves – the Knight cannot move, the Bishop can only move to capture White’s Bishop on c1 or on the c1-hg5 diagonal, and of course the h-pawn so… 1…♗xc1 (1…♗d2 2.♗xd2#) (1…♗e3 2.♗xe3#) (1…♗f4 2.♗xf4# (2.♕xf4#)) (1…h4 2.♕xh4# The Black Knight and Bishop are both pinned) 2.♕xc1# (0:00:19) 1.
1…♗xf4 (1…h4 2.♕xg6#) 2.♕xg6#