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      Checkmate Puzzle 21
checkmate puzzle 21
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Hillarp Persson T, 2513 – Fendrich D, 2257; 4 Mar 2017
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Puzzle 21 solution at the bottom.
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      Checkmate Puzzle 22
checkmate puzzle 22
             Mate in 2
Play as White, White to move.
Tregubov P, 2611 – Sasikiran K, 2677; 12 Feb 2013
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Puzzle 22 solution at the bottom.
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Checkmate Puzzle 21 Solution
checkmate puzzle 21
1. Qxh7+ Kxh7 2. Rh3#
The square g8 is attacked by the White light bishop, the square g6 by a White pawn; the square g7 is blocked by a Black pawn. The White queen sacrifice to remove the defense and dispose the Black king for the rook mating from h3.
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Checkmate Puzzle 22 Solution
checkmate puzzle 22
1. Rh8+ Kxh8 2. Rf8#
The square g7 is blocked, but the Black king is controlling f8. The strong White knight attacks f7 and h7. How is White to mate? The right rook-sacrifice moves on h8 to place the king at the corner and deflect it from f8 for the left rook to mate.

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