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Where is bill?
Here I am. Nice puzzle. Pretty straight forward and logical.
Did Chess.com make a mistake???
Normally in these puzzles, Black makes the best moves possible to delay the mate as long as possible. Anyime you try to find an altrnate line for Black it usually leads to a quicker mate.
But instead of playing 2...Kg8, if Black was to play 2...Bh6, would that not make the puzzle a Mate in 6???
Check out this Blue alternate line for Black. (The Red lines just show alternate moves for White and Black to show that 2...Bh6 should have been the move that Black should have played.)
streight forward ... nice combination !
varity style attack
What a beast bill
Check out this alternate line for Black.
Did Chess.com make a mistake? Hmmm, I'm not sure about this, incrediBill. What about instead of 3.Qxh6+ white played 3.Nf7+ or Ng6+ . There are a lot of permutations, but with the bishops and Queen it could still be mate in 5 if white plays carefully.
its good i found the solution 4 the mate...
By the way Bill, it's good to see you back!! I've missed your amazing and insightful analyses. Yes, there are always people ready to knock you, but that's only because you have the guts to stick your head above the parapet. Thanks.
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