# 1/14/2012 - Mate in 7

• 23 months ago · Quote · #221

nice

• 23 months ago · Quote · #222

good puzzle

• 23 months ago · Quote · #223

nice

• 23 months ago · Quote · #224

Why can't it be 5. Kxd7 ? Why is it Kc8??

• 23 months ago · Quote · #225

Very good! Very useful!

• 23 months ago · Quote · #226
Ace243 wrote:

Why can't it be 5. Kxd7 ? Why is it Kc8??

If 5. ... Kxd7, then 6. Bb5 Kc8, 7. Re8# -- still mate in 7!

• 23 months ago · Quote · #227
scooby068 wrote:

...dont' like passing up multiple other mates to find some obscure 7th one..

What multiple other mates??

• 23 months ago · Quote · #228
kishore8 wrote:

pathetic puzzle!!!

Why exactly?

• 23 months ago · Quote · #229

If the aim is to checkmate the black King (is it not?) The proper sequence is:

1. Bishop eE6 check  1.K b8

2. Queen takes Queen a4 checkmate

• 23 months ago · Quote · #230
zjimbo wrote:

If the aim is to checkmate the black King (is it not?) The proper sequence is:

1. Bishop eE6 check  1.K b8

2. Queen takes Queen a4 checkmate

You need to spend some time reading all of the above post. Something that may be beneficial for you would be to study basic mating patterns and defense of these same patterns. But in order to defend you must 1st see the whole board and look for moves that may thwart your ideas.

In the above case as soon as you find your 1st move for white:  1. B36+...before you make that move you must survey the board for 4 things:  1. Can the Black King move away from the check (if so you must find the best square for black w/o making you 1st move),  2. Can the Black King take the checking piece (if so will taking the piece help or hurt your position? Once again this must be done before making your 1st move),  3. Can the Black pieces block the checking piece (if so you must survey to see if more than one piece can block and find out which blocking piece best improves your position and which hurts your position so you are preparred for a follow-up. Once again all this is doe before your 1st move is made),  4. Can the Black pieces take the checking piece (if so will this help or hurt your position and do you have a follow-up move if it does take.)

Now that you've done these things you must see that the King is not forced to move because the Black Bishop at h3 is going to play 1. ... Bxe6! which greatly hurts your position.  This stops your mating threat in its tracks. And when this discovery is made...you must begin looking for a different 1st move going through the same processes above.

Good luck in future analysis.

• 23 months ago · Quote · #231

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• 23 months ago · Quote · #232

nice

• 23 months ago · Quote · #233
MsIceQueen wrote:
zjimbo wrote:

If the aim is to checkmate the black King (is it not?) The proper sequence is:

1. Bishop eE6 check  1.K b8

2. Queen takes Queen a4 checkmate

You need to spend some time reading all of the above post. Something that may be beneficial for you would be to study basic mating patterns and defense of these same patterns. But in order to defend you must 1st see the whole board and look for moves that may thwart your ideas.

In the above case as soon as you find your 1st move for white:  1. B36+...before you make that move you must survey the board for 4 things:  1. Can the Black King move away from the check (if so you must find the best square for black w/o making you 1st move),  2. Can the Black King take the checking piece (if so will taking the piece help or hurt your position? Once again this must be done before making your 1st move),  3. Can the Black pieces block the checking piece (if so you must survey to see if more than one piece can block and find out which blocking piece best improves your position and which hurts your position so you are preparred for a follow-up. Once again all this is doe before your 1st move is made),  4. Can the Black pieces take the checking piece (if so will this help or hurt your position and do you have a follow-up move if it does take.)

Now that you've done these things you must see that the King is not forced to move because the Black Bishop at h3 is going to play 1. ... Bxe6! which greatly hurts your position.  This stops your mating threat in its tracks. And when this discovery is made...you must begin looking for a different 1st move going through the same processes above.

Good luck in future analysis.

• 23 months ago · Quote · #234

Thanks!  I missed B x E6. This will help me not to be hasty.

• 23 months ago · Quote · #235

The bishop can take the bishop if be6+!!!!!!!!

• 23 months ago · Quote · #236
Narmi_Helas wrote:

wow!!!! i solved it by accident on my first go!!! :D

So did I, but the first move really was hard to see.

• 23 months ago · Quote · #237

Taking the rook on d7 would also be mate in 7, but not as pretty as this one =D

• 23 months ago · Quote · #238

Very nice puzzle, made only one mistake (queen takes rook)

• 23 months ago · Quote · #239

it is stupid one why the hell the queen doesnt beat rock for the first time...

• 23 months ago · Quote · #240

easy