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Easy checkmate for white!
need a bit of talent
Really enjoyed that puzzle!
what's wrong with 6.QN6? (Qg6)
Another solution would have been
just wanted to know if 1. Rxf6 isn't better
I recon 6. R-F8 is mate, bbut I'm probably wrong.
Certainly a missed opportunity.
What is wrong with RxB threatening Q-G7 mate
Knight takes the Queen :)
Knights cant move diagonally
If white plays Rxf6, then black replies, Nxg6. No knight is moving diagonally here.
Oh I am a dummy. Why is it that you see the attacking move but forget defence?
What is the "Missed Opportunity?"
I expected black to move 6. ... Kf8, but white would have answered 7.Qf5+ and after 7. ... Qf7, 8.Qxf7#
I chose 1.Bg7+, because my queen was en prise, and after that the moves were quite straight forward, though I struggled on the fifth move, deciding which piece to use in capturing the knight at f7. It was ony after the fact that I realized how useful it was to have my rook up there on the seventh rank.
6. Rf8+ Kxf8.
Took a few tries; odd setup in the first place.
Hi adriancook, mammoth
What about 5. Qf7 ???
That was my original guess. It definitely works, but I guess the puzzle solution is faster.
I believe the second puzzle is wrong. There's actually a forced mate in 3 that doesn't give black an opportunity to move: 1. Ra5+ Kxa5 2. Qc5+ Ka6 3. Qb6#.
The solution (as-shown) seems flawed to me; there's nothing forcing black to take the rook with the bishop. In fact, Rd3+ or Rg6+ starts giving black time (and options), meaning the solution - as shown - is not a mate in 2.
Am I missing something?
4. Bxf7+ Kf8 5. Be6+ Ke7 6.Qf7#
Yes! Much faster.
If 5. Bxf7+ Kf8 6. Be6+ then 6...Qf6 slows down mate two moves. 6...Qf6 7. Rxf6+ Ke7 8. Qf7+ Kd8 9. Qd7#.
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