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mate in 2 puzzle, but VERY HARD

  • 23 mesi fa · Cita · #1


    now set the clock and find the shortest mate, which is 2.

    after doing it, tell me your rating and time taken to solve each puzzle, and your comment about it ( very hard, hard, medium, easy )









  • 23 mesi fa · Cita · #2


    hey is it hard for u all??

    it is actually from one of the exercise in Artur Yusupov's Build Up Your Chess 1, which is in chapter 9 ( mate in 2 move ) , that is about CALCULATING VARIATIONS

    all the exercises are only rated 1 star, but i find it to be the hardest checkmate puzzle that i ever solved, some i took over 20+ minutes !!! is it really hard?? or my calculation really really weak?? 

  • 23 mesi fa · Cita · #3


    and any suggestion on how to TRAIN our calculation to be like a 2 to 3 ply computer?? these puzzles only need 2 ply but the variations at the very first move already make me to give up

  • 23 mesi fa · Cita · #4



    For me it is not very hard to find 1. Qh3! But You have to find the pattern Qd7 mate after Kxc6. Qb3 is also crucial move and Qd3 in case of Ka6. It took me only 1:30 minutes to solve this puzzle.

    My tactics rating here on chess.com is varying from 2400-2700.

    best regards


  • 23 mesi fa · Cita · #5


    Woww.............your tactics rating...INCREDIBLE!!!

    @finnur : could you teach me some ways to increase tactical ability??? do you read books on explaining tactical themes ( pin, fork, skewer )???
    or u just SOLVE, SOLVE and SOLVE lots of tactics puzzles??? i feel that my tactical vision stucks when i get one level, which cannot improve anymore D:

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