# Need help to solve a puzzle

I have been 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"]
``````

I have tried to do it, but my tries take more than two moves.

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

1. c4 Qf3 2.  Nxf3 Nb6 3. Ne7#
``````
• 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. :) Commented Mar 31, 2014 at 7:34

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#

• The puzzle should be completed in two moves of white.. this puzzle is in my mobile app. Commented Mar 31, 2014 at 9:52
• Please check my updated post.. Commented Mar 31, 2014 at 10:34
• @Mr_Green it does seem that 1.Qe2 is correct...
– user2001
Commented Mar 31, 2014 at 10:57
• @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.
– user2001
Commented Mar 31, 2014 at 11:03
• Also 1...Ng6 2. Qe6#
– bof
Commented Jul 6, 2019 at 21:44