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To Swap Idle Rook for Invading Bishop ending with Mate-in-4 puzzle.

My friend " ruelasker " recently compared "giving up the exchange" to "a bit early resignation".

This brought to mind this game from my current OTB tournament when post analysis advised against doing just that.

 



 

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  • 22 months ago

    ruelasker

    Thanks for posting. It is an interesting game. The link you gave me didn't work for me. I'm glad I finally found the game.

  • 23 months ago

    HypnoDisk

    Very good hopefully sometimes two knights are more useful than two bishops.....

  • 23 months ago

    VuduChile

    Oh I see, but it's still a forced mating net in 5 or more after 39. Ng4+; if ...NxN it's mate next move and if K moves it's 40. NxN with mate to follow.

    Thank you Jagdeep for the indepth analysis Laughing

  • 23 months ago

    JagdeepSingh

    No Vudu, what i showed you was more than 4 moves.  In your diagram move 38 is the finishing move.  But if the Queen takes the N instead with the pawn & later moves Ne5, it becomes longer as it stops the mate trap.  Also note that your opponent can afford to lose that Q as he should be able to regain it with the pawn promotion.  Its a complex position but you should still prevail in my opinion.

  • 23 months ago

    VuduChile

    Yes there are variations, all which lead to mate in less than 4Cool

  • 23 months ago

    JagdeepSingh

    Sorry Vudu but I don't think that's mate in 4 puzzle.  Why?

    37.  Nf5+   Qxf5
    38.  exf5   Ne5  or  38. Ng8+  followed by exf5  

    Yes you still win

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