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A slightly new version of the queen sacrifice to smother the king for a checkmate in the corner by the knight.
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Can someone please tell me why f8-g6 mate is not a solution?
nice, the guy with the first comment: your puzzle was better
Sorry daily puzzle
It's actually a little boring to do puzzles like those.. They don't even teach you to think right.. In a real limited-time game, 90% of the people wouldn't think of this variation...
For those who want something more changelling:
Your puzzle is better
Very interesting endgame. Black's 2 extra pawns make it just about impossible for white. At several points, I felt white might have better moves, but I don't think he could have avoided the loss.
For a while I thought white could have done better starting out 1. ... Kg32. Kh5 (going right after black's f and h pawns.) I played one line starting this way, and white actually promoted first at f1, but black immediately promoted at h8, and since the black king was at e5, it was ... h8=Q+ and then black could skewer black and capture or at least trade queens at f1, leaving black free to clear the kingside lanes and promote.
Looking further at that 1. ... Kg3, 2. Kh5 start, I saw that the black king would stay at g3, slowly advance his h-pawn, forcing the black king in zugzwang to retreat and allow capture of his f-pawn and black would promote at either f8 or h8.
Certainly an interesting problem, and the proper first move for black is...Kg3.
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