212 Surprising Checkmates
Authors: Bruce Alberston & Fred Wilson (2011)
Who hasn't missed the opportunity to play a cute mate-in-one, perhaps by failing to note that the enemy king has no light squares-
so that all possible checks should obviously be considered.
How many times have we all overlooked an attractive male-in-two - not even bothering to look for it ! Because, being so consumed with our own plans, we don't notice that the opponent's
last move was a serious tactical mistake. And how often, after having missed a brilliant shot, have we found that it was there for one move only and it was our one opportunity to win ?
As chess teachers of many years of experience they believe the best
way to overcome short-tem tactical oversights is to combine practice with study. Solving problems with quick, clever
tactical solutions will increase your alertness to such opportunities when they occur in your own games.
Can you solve these problems by visualising the moves ?
Problem 1 Solution Problem 2 Solution
Problem 3 Solution
4 Solution Problem 5 Solution Problem 6 Solution
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