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I dont think the queen had to die. You can play
In this line, white has the quicker 2. Qxh6#.
Many of these puzzles are just plain stupid. The object is to win, not win in the fewest moves, or in some move than an amateur cannot see. This is a prime example. The knight to G6 takes the rook, and the king is in check. It's just a couple of moves till the game is over. I guarantee you the average player can win this game faster than it takes to try to figure out what these clowns want in white's next move.
Of course. Sacrifice the queen, just as the person who makes these puzzles must do in every game of chess they play.
1. Bxh6 fails to checkmate in three. If 1. Bxh6 Qd1+ 2. Kxd1 then 2...g6, no mate next move.
3. Qg6+ is not quite checkmate in this line due to 3...Kh8.
queen sac is becoming a bit cliche in puzzle of the day, can u guys get a bit more creative
Ng6+ Kh7 Nxf8+ Kh8 QxP PxQ Bc3 also mates !??
Why not just Bxh6?
Nice! I would have probably played 1.Bc3 in a real game, forcing mate in just a few moves more than is optimal.
On a less significant tangent, I wonder if I can get my 3rd consecutive "first" on the daily puzzle tommorow!
You're right, after Bc3 black has no significant threat or defense and Qh6 is checkmate, unless black sacrifices rook or queen (anyway, it will be just a slight delay)
8th page! (it's morning on this side of the world)
A Queen sac again is fantastic..
There is a denger of playing Bc3 first.........
unbelievble sacrifice. I missed it
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