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Chess Puzzles 55-56 for Chess Beginners

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For beginners, chess puzzle 55
White to move: Mate in 2
Puzzle 55 solution hint: [The queen to check]
Puzzle 55 solution at the bottom. Next Puzzle 56

For beginners, chess puzzle 56
White to move: Mate in 2
Puzzle 56 solution hint: [The knight to check]
Puzzle 56 solution at the bottom.

Solution to Puzzle 55
puzzle 55 for beginners
1. Qa3+ Kxa3 2. Nc2#
After 1.Qa3+, Black has to take the sacrificed White queen because he will lose his own queen on d6. On the second move, White mates with 2. Nc2#. Pay attention to the knight power in this position.

Solution to Puzzle 56
puzzle 56 for beginners
1. Nc4+ Kb5 {or Kb4} 2. Rb6#
By moving 1. Nc4+, the White knight delivers check and free the b6 square for the White rook. To retreat on, the Black king has 2 squares: b5 and b4. The White rook mates on the second move stepping on b6.

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