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Isn't it also mate with Rd1 d6 (only move) f4+ Kxe4 Qd3# ? It's funny how they only see one way of solving their puzzles, and you get no points etc for other answers.
nice puzzle. this situation in a game there would be many possibilities to earn a victory; however, it is vital to know the quickest way to arrive at a mate. The longer a game grinds on, the more likely it is to make a mistake, and the more confidence your opponent gains. In chess it is a necessity to be both lethal AND swift. When the king is exposed, show no mercy and work for the most expedient mate.
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Memo to black,
Keeping queeny safely tucked away and attacking powerfull white pieces with an unsupported king does not seem to work very well....
Much better puzzle today!!!!!!!!!
Good one. Messed up the first and second moves with stupid moves as I was in a hurry to post. Better than the last three puzzles.
Here are some variations. I might have missed or mis-interpreted some of them.
Interesting strategy but the King is in such a bad position that even a beginner chess player would have a good chance of putting him in checkmate.
Not sure why you have to sac your bishop when you could also move up f2-f4. If you're going for checkmate anyway and not just playing around, I say keep the bishop.
looks nicer I think.
Not bad but checkmate could be esier than that.
Is there logic behind this?
The logic is that due to a lack of a light squared bishop, white's queen must keep the king from escaping to f7. Otherwise, I'm not sure...
Also, it looks like the king got to the center of the board through either a Bxf7 or a Nxf7 sac.
Also, lethal and swift as one member describes defies the principle of cat and mouse in the endgame. Don't do in 2 what you can do in 12. :)
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