- Jan 26, 2012
But after 1. c7 b4, 2. c8 Q is not mate because of 2. ... Kxa5.1. c7, then three possibilities: 1. ... Kxa5 2. Rxa7 #; 1. ... b4 2. c8 Q#; 1. ... Kb7 2. c8 Q#.
There definitely is a forced mate in two. Try all known possible moves.I don't see a forced mate in two moves.
c7 seems like the best move for white and very importantly black should not respond with Kxa5 as Rxa7 is mate. I see a forced mate in 3 though.
1. c7 b4 2.c8+ Kxa5 3. Rxa7 #