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1/14/2012 - Mate in 7


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #141

    stephpurple93

    crazy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #142

    xray

    fun one............

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #143

    The_Chess_Ninja

    okay :) 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #144

    SherlockHolmes94

    tough

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #145

    unicycleRascal

    ah

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #146

    chessleogeo

    how can people plan seven moves ahead?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #147

    movidiu

    Come'onn!! Chess is losing its meaning, apparently. If the fastest checkmate is not the goal, then what is? Really mate, you lost me there. Not solved.

     

    __//__ EDIT:

     

    I withdraw my previous comments. It is a great puzzle indeed. Guess it's so great, one needsw time to properly get it. Thank you.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #148

    jamesing

    The puzzles are mostly about learning humility, I think.  However, if all moves are not forced, the puzzle is bogus!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #149

    weijing98

    ez

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #150

    Greywolf2010

    Bishop check on e6 is mate in two

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #151

    Scottstallion

    OkEmbarassed

           This one's got me?? Y not take the Rook Insted of moving the king? I had mate in two also. Thats not an issue with me but not taking the rook drives me crazy. Wats up? Could someone out there please explainUndecided

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #152

    walidwd

    why not bishob e6 ???!!1

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #153

    pbazan

    Nice....

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #154

    edgarsgrapmanis

    Wonderful

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #155

    BluePenguin

    jamesing wrote:

    mate in 4

    1.Nxa7+Rxa7
    2.Qxd8+Kxd8
    3.Rad1+Kc8
    4.Re8#


    In 3. Rad1+,

    Black would not cooperate by playing 3. ... Kc8.  Instead, Black would interpose with the move 3. ... Bd2. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #156

    LaConseillante

    Wow, What a puzzle! I think it's flawed for 2 reasons though. Black could have used his h3 bishop first to block check from the white rook, and that would have been protected by the black king. Also in the solution black loses tempo with a retreat to (c8?) rather than eating the unprotected rook in front of him (I think move 5). So I'm not sure I would follow this line exactly unless I thought little of my opponent. It's too big a leap of faith, and frankly I don't think it would work if black played stronger. That said, the ending is brilliant because the bishop simultaneously gives check AND protects the rook beyond the king. That's a great lesson to take from this puzzle. Thanks!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #157

    godbobby

    pathetic puzzle!!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #158

    BluePenguin

    KumarAnkur wrote:

    well i am skeptical on the 5th Rxd7 move...


    After 5. Rxd7,

    Black has only 2 possible moves:

    The first option, 5. ... Kc8, the move played by Black in the puzzle, led to mate 2 moves later.

    The second option, 5. ... Kxd7, would also have lead to mate 2 moves later:

    6. Bb5+ Kd8, 7. Re8#

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #159

    redwill3

    Very nice.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #160

    Delia3237

    Why couldn't the king take the rook?


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