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interesting how an ok position for black eventually appeared to be incredibly weak
its not checkmate yet!
This puzzle looks familiar. I think it may have been a daily puzzle several months ago.
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I think there is even better possibility, to move queen immediately to g4, and then comes two possible situations and white mates. Only if black gives his queen away, it will postpone it for few more moves. What do you think?
Cheers from Croatia
Cheers. I. Qg4+ sure looks like it wins but is probably slower than the puzzle solution because without deflecting black's dark squared bishop off the defense of g5, black has an extra piece to clog up and defend on the g-file, making checkmate take longer. That would be my guess.
A symphony......what a beauty.....
what a stupid puzzle. I mean why did the black offered its queen?totally stupid indeed
1.Nd6 BxN 2.Qg4+ Qg5 3.QxQ Kf7 4.Qg7+ Ke8 5.QxRh8+(w/Mate in One!) 5...Bf8 6.QxBf8#/Checkmate. Also if 5...Ke7 6.Qf8#/Checkmate. Nice lesson in Endgames!
Trouble with that first move. Then, a breeze.
chicken or nut
After 5.Qxh8+, black has 5...Kf7 to delay checkmate, for what white would has two possible correct moves to mate in 3, as shown in diagram below...
After 2.Qg4+, black has only two legal moves: 2...Qg5 & 2...Kf7... And 2...Kf7 would lead game to shorter mate as shown in diagram of previous comment (#184)...
deflection theme again
Could not find the first move. After that, no problem....
i liked it....
Could not find the first move. After that, no problem
Same thing here.
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