Daily Rome Shot 794

White to move and mate in 2.

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  1. waalaw says:

    Another queen sacrifice:

    1. Qxg7+ Kxg7
    2. R-g2#

  2. Dustin F, OCDS says:

    1. Qxg7+ Kxg7
    2. Rg2#

  3. DCLex says:

    Rook pins the bishop so…
    1. Qxg7+ forcing Kxg7
    2. Rg2++

  4. amenamen says:

    1. Qxg7+, Kxg7
    2. R to g2 mate

  5. Kathleen10 says:

    Gosh that image is beautiful.

  6. Jack in NH says:


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