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True it is a mate in 4
There is no way to fulfil the title's requirement of finding a forced mate in 3.
White is nicely mating with queen and knight after sacrificing rook and bishop, but it will take 4 moves, e.g.:
1.Rxf7+ Kxf7 2.Bxe6+
a) 2...Kxe6 3.Qg8+ Ke7 4.Nd5# or
b) 2...Ke7 3.Nd5+ Kxe6 4.Qg8#
MATE IN 4, NOT 3!!!
Why didn't the King just take the Bishop on Black's second move?
my sentiments exactly
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nice rook sac
nice one again......
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Why doesn't the black king take the white bishop? am I missing something?
Way to easy to solve.
Awesome! I think I'm getting better at tactics, or this is just an easy puzzle. Lol Either way, I'm happy!
Absolutely - the title made me think for some time after noticing the promising 1.Rxf7+, but seeing no mate in 3. I wonder why the one who decides the puzzles (if there is some human doing it) made black move 2...Kg6 rather than 2...Kxe6 or 2...Ke7. The main continuation in a daily puzzle should be the best, and the title should be according to it.
why would black king not take the bishop, e6?
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 f6 3. Nxe5 fxe5 ?
by owltuna a few minutes ago
by AarshTrivedi96 a few minutes ago
1/25/2015 - Mate in 2
by SaiKrishna_K a few minutes ago
A simple retractor problem
by Crazychessplaya a few minutes ago
GM Negi's 1.e4 books appropriate for class players?
by chessmicky 3 minutes ago
how can I report when I think my opponent used a programm?
by rowlem 6 minutes ago
Can someone analyze this?
by casual_chess_yo 6 minutes ago
smallest checkmate possible ever
by owltuna 9 minutes ago
Tata Steel 2015
by incantevoleutopia 10 minutes ago
Won after trash talking after queen blunder
by casual_chess_yo 12 minutes ago
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