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why would black king not take the bishop, e6?
Why is it everyone who claims a Friday puzzle is "easy" always has a crappy rating?
I agree - I've wondered the same.
easy... and nice.. tks..
Morning all Gray cell are working takes some thought to sacrifice 2 pieces
to get the mate. How ever if white take Bishop ????? I know it's a puzzle
Lots of fakers on today claiming they solved this nice and easy problem.
I think in your line back would respond to 4. Nd5 with 4. ... Qg2+ 5. Kg1 Qg1# in place of Qd6.
The ole' famous Queen Mate!
what if, the 2nd move of black ... Kxe6. I think no mate..
Same move 3. Qe8# will result in mate
Not bad, I'm not sure how this confused other people into beleiving it takes 4 moves for a mate.
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#
You nailed it.
Also: 1. Rf7+ Kxf7 2.Bxe6+ Ke7 3. Nd5+ Kxe6 4. Qe8#
actually Be7 blocks
Mate in 4*
I dont understand why to k6 instead of just taking the bishop.?
sorry but this is a mate in 4 (not in 3):
1.Rxf7+ Kxf7 2.Bxe6+ Kg6? ( 2...Kxe6! 3.Qg8+ Ke7 4.Nd5# )3.Qe8# *
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