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12/28/2012 - Mate in 4


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #61

    WhatsMyAgeMagicPro

    Very easy!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #62

    dharmaraj_guru

    good one

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #63

    dufferps

    Interesting - Queen sacrifice to smother the King so knight can checkmate from, f7.  The classic version of this is with the black King smothered in the h8 corner.  I did not see this sequence starting out, but the first two moves looked like the best available, and then it became apparent what could follow.

    Actually, the second move was the hardest.  In a game I would be focusing on trying to get in a position where I could fork the king and queen with my knight.  But that double check is so inviting, I couldn't resist playing it, especially knowing it was a mate-in-4 and the black Queen was only relevant in that she had my black-squares Bishop pinned.
    ============EDIT==============
    The real advantage of 2.Nd6++ is that it leaves the knight covering e8, so the King can't capture the white Queen on that square.  But I didn't see that when I played it; I just saw that it was a lovely double check.  Only after I played it did I realize that now I could smother the black King with a Queen sacrifice at e8 (and the Knight could checkmate on the next move).

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #64

    mhalilim

    As we say: almighty Knight!!! And poor queen that has to be sacrificed in each puzzle....

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #65

    eddysallin

    I have a hunch black may play nxq and then nf7 mate.... boy did i miss this !

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #66

    Hichamovitch

    nice one!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #67

    nazcko

    cool!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #68

    tirophoto

    Woohoo!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #69

    jakeryan150482

    PHILIDOR'S LEGACY LIVES AGAIN!!!!!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #70

    DivyanshuGupta13

    what an idea of  smoothered mate |                                                                                                               

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #71

    pianoplayer618

    EASY

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #72

    Djazbin

    Good day; bonne journée.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #73

    crazymonkeyzzz

    smothered

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #74

    chatur64

    trapped

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #75

    micko07

    Easy...

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #76

    waynedickinson2

    Love it

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #77

    ThutmoseIII

    Got it. That is a rather unusual final position.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #78

    deepak64

    very interesting puzzle. Nice.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #79

    tanmay_chakrabarti

    good one indeed.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #80

    Xen1227

    The puzzle so sian jit pua ah.


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