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does kh7 help black ?
I think this must have been covered already but here it is again...
1... Kh7 2. g6#
mate in 5 alternative :)
also could be Qg8#
You are right,Qg8 is a mate to.Good find
No, 4.Qg8+ is answered by 4. ... Ng7
And then it is too late for Nf4 to be checkmate because black King can then escape to f5.
Thank's I missed the Ng7
Another mate in 5 alternative :) Also shows why Qg8 is not a checkmate
in posting #56 achintya4003 posed a mate-in-4 problem that was (for me) more difficult than today's daily puzzle. I had a hard time getting the third move.
It should be noted thatin this puzzle the only worry was putting the black king in stalemate - otherwise eventual checkmate was inevitable. But getting it in 4 moves was quite a challlenge.
white to move and mate in 4...
achintya4003, I think there's an alternative solution to your puzzle...
1. Ne5+ Kd2 2. Re3 Kd1 3. Nc3+ Kd2 4. Nc4#
And this one...
1. Nf4+ Kc3 2. Rd4 Kb3 3. Bc2+ Kc3 ( 3... Ka3 4. Ra4# ) 4. Ne2#
There's a problem with the 'proper' solution though because 3... Kc3 leaves White unable to mate in 4 moves !Also in your alternative mate, 3... Ka4 means the king escapes via a4 !
easy and interesting.......
Easy but different.
Agreed Qg8 is not mate becuase of the knight!
another day, another puzzle
4.Qg8+,Ng7... so 4.Nf4#. Good day; bonne journée.
Like the sequence of moves here. Good puzzle!
Why does black play Bf8 after white plays Qe8+? Why not Kh7?
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