# How can white checkmate black in this chess puzzle?

I was thinking about making some good chess puzzles and I found an interesting approach .

White to move.

Assuming both players try to checkmate their opponent's kings , who will win the game?

• Chess is also a boardgame and we welcome these questions here. Apr 20, 2020 at 14:11
• @DenisS Just because a question is on-topic for another stack doesn't mean that it isn't also valid here. Questions about chess are allowed here too. Apr 20, 2020 at 14:12
• My bad, retracted flag Apr 20, 2020 at 14:15
• If you want to make chess puzzles, a good place to start would be using images of actual chess boards and pieces... that image you had was very difficult to read as a chess board; especially since the squares were not all the same size. You can use this website to easily create your own game states to play around with and show: lichess.org/editor/RR4bk/1B1ppnp1/5PnP/2pN2P1/1b6/2P2pp1/… Apr 20, 2020 at 14:18
• That was a very generous edit, @GendoIkari! Apr 21, 2020 at 18:58

Assuming white is moving up the board in the position as shown,

1.Rxg8+ Kh7
2.Rxg7#

BTW, the usual notation for Knight is N, not H.

You can also use online tools to make better pictures (and to produce more easily-shareable notation for the board).

For example https://www.365chess.com/analysis_board.php

For instance, your puzzle in FEN is

RR4bk/1B1ppnp1/5PnP/2pN2P1/1b6/2P2pp1/1P1P1p2/7K w - - 0 1

• ok thanks for the information , and nice that you got the checkmate position Apr 20, 2020 at 14:04
• No need to assume. a1 is in the bottom left - white starts at a. Apr 23, 2020 at 16:50
• @HaroldEd See the original unedited post for the ambiguity. Apr 23, 2020 at 16:52