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Chess is no joke: it has more possible sequences of moves than the number of atoms in the observable universe, but working through chess puzzles is a great way to gain insightful strategies.

Rooks Warmup


It's white's turn. Which of these moves for white will allow a mate in two?

It's black's turn. How many mates in one are possible?

White to move and mate in two. What's white's first move?

White can mate in two; what would be the first move?

It's black's turn. What move should black do to get a mate in two?


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