# Need help to solve a puzzle

I don't know whether this is the right place to ask to help to solve a chess puzzle.

I am trying to solve the below chess puzzle for more than 2 days. Can someone help me to solve it? (White to play and mate in two moves)

``````[FEN "n1N1Kn/2p/P1k/2p1Q/P/2P/7B/6Nq w - - 0 1"]
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I tried to do but this is taking more than two moves:

``````[FEN "n1N1Kn/2p/P1k/2p1Q/P/2P/7B/6Nq w - - 0 1"]

1.c4 Qf3 2.Nxf3 Nb6 3.Ne7
``````

ANSWER:

``````[FEN "n1N1Kn/2p/P1k/2p1Q/P/2P/7B/6Nq w - - 0 1"]

1.Qe2 Ng6 2.Qe6
``````
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BTW, white pawns are going top and black ones should go bottom. I am not much good in chess. so thought to make this a point. :) – Mr_Green Mar 31 '14 at 7:34

## 1 Answer

Maybe 1. Qe2 and zugzwang:

1... Nb6 2. Ne7#

1... Kd5 2. Ne7#

1... Qd5 2. Qb5#

1... c4 2. Qc4#

1...Qxh2 2. Qe4#

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The puzzle should be completed in two moves of white.. this puzzle is in my mobile app. – Mr_Green Mar 31 '14 at 9:52
Please check my updated post.. – Mr_Green Mar 31 '14 at 10:34
@Mr_Green it does seem that 1.Qe2 is correct... – Rauan Sagit Mar 31 '14 at 10:57
@RauanSagit yes I got that now.. but how this worked? what is the danger to black king if I keep the white queen on Qe2? please explain.. – Mr_Green Mar 31 '14 at 11:00
@Mr_Green Well, after 1.Qe2 black has to make a move. And any move that black makes will lose. The white queen on e2 allows Qe2-b5, Qe2-c4 as well as Qe2-e6 and control over g2, f3 and e4. The white queen has to control all these squares in order to deliver a checkmate in move two. – Rauan Sagit Mar 31 '14 at 11:03