Wednesday Workout: World Youth Mates

This week we challenge our readers to solve nine mates in one and two from the recently finished World Youth Championships in Mumbai, India. Next week we will ramp up the difficulty with mates in three, five, and seven (!) from the same tournament.

Without further ado…

Mate in One:

Mate in Two:

Answers:

(1) Vinay,R Jumani (1900) – Murzin,Volodar (2433) [B99]

World Youth Open U14 (1.2), 02.10.2019

37…Ra3# 0–1


(2) Sowa,Wiktoria (2016) – Schulze,Lara (2327) [B50]

World Youth Girls U18 (2.13), 03.10.2019

36…Qxg2# 0–1


(3) Raja,Rithvik R (2369) – Amatya,Pramit (1719) [E04]

World Youth Open U16 (3.10), 03.10.2019

51.g4# 1–0


(4) Obada,Ema (1987) – Chinnam,Vyshnavi (1745) [C01]

World Youth Girls U14 (8.12), 09.10.2019

22.Qc6+ bxc6 23.Rb8# 1–0


(5) Poliakova,Varvara (2042) – Kriti,Mayur Patel (1551) [A06]

World Youth Girls U14 (1.7), 02.10.2019

49.Nf6+ Kh8 50.Qf8# 1–0


(6) Ince,Safiye Oyku (1840) – Kamalidenova,Meruert (2025) [B50]

World Youth Girls U14 (6.7), 06.10.2019

30.Qh6+ Kg8 31.Nf6# 1–0


(7) Arhan,Chethan Anand (2167) – Vo,Pham Thien Phuc (1807) [E73]

World Youth Open U14 (1.15), 02.10.2019

71…axb4+ [71…cxb4+ 72.Kb3 Nd2# also works] 72.Kb3 Nd2# 0–1


(8) Nogerbek,Kazybek (2387) – Lumachi,Gabriele (2207) [C65]

World Youth Open U16 (2.5), 03.10.2019

43…e1Q+ [43…e1R+ works too!] 44.Bxe1 Rxh2# 0–1


(9) Theekshana,H G Denuwan (1886) – Kozak,Antoni (2354) [A61]

World Youth Open U18 (4.14), 04.10.2019

57…Qxe2+ 58.Kf4 [58.Kg3 Qg4#] 58…Qg4# 0–1

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