Chess Puzzles 11-12 for Chess Beginners

Chess Puzzles 11-12 for Chess Beginners

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For beginners, chess puzzle 11
White to move: Win the knight in 2 moves
Puzzle 11 solution hint: [Move the White king]
Puzzle 11 solution at the bottom.    Next Puzzle 12

For beginners, chess puzzle 12
White to move: Win the knight in 2 moves
Puzzle 12 solution hint: [Move the White queen]
Puzzle 12 solution at the bottom.

Solution to Puzzle 11
puzzle 11
1. Kd5! Nc5 2. Kxc5 {or 1… Nd6 2. Kxd6; or 1… Nd8 2. Nxd8}
In the initial position of Chess Puzzle 11, the Black king has no legal moves and the Black pawn is blocked. The knight can move on d8 (the beaten square) and on c5 or d6. By moving 1. Kd5!, White makes the Black knight unhappy.

Solution to Puzzle 12
puzzle 12
1. Qa7! Qd7{or Re8} 2. Qxf2
By moving 1. Qa7!, White is threatening to checkmate with 2.Qe7#. Black can repulse the White threat by moving 1… Qd7 or 1… Re8. The both Black moves leave the Black knight on f2 undefended and doomed.

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