Beginner's Corner by Michael Ciamarra 10 months ago
White to move and checkmate in two.In chess language, this means that White
plays a move, Black’s move is forced and then White delivers checkmate. Can you
find the checkmate in two moves?
1.Qa6!+ Kxa6 2. Bc8 mate. What happens if Black’s king does not capture the White queen and instead played 1…Kb8. It is still checkmate on move 2 with Qc8 mate. Did you notice the “!” after White’s first move? In chess notation that exclamation symbol “!” means a strong move.