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Place the rook anywhere on the 3rd rank (well except h3) and it's the same thing... kinda stupid the puzzle only works for d3, I'd tried couple of moves on the 3rd rand and then I started looking for other ideas because of that.
1. Rd3 is quicker though because of the immediate threat of 2. Ng6#.
Find the way what can make you win, then the problem will be very very easy !!
1. Rf1 Be4 2. Re1 Rf2 3. Nf3(or Bf3) Rf3
1. Rf1 Be4 2. Ke4 and the black K can walk around
Right - but 1...Be4 you'll have as well with other moves along the 3rd rank (except 1 Rd3 or of course not 1 Rh3)!
In the worst case you'll have to mate with bishop and knight!
That takes some thought & if I'd given it some more, I might have solved it on my first attempt !
1.Rd3 has a double purpose - to clear the f3 square & block the bishop's attack on g6 so that the knight can mate on either of those two squares.
Moving the rook to any other square allows 1...Be4 & the possibility that the black king is going to escape from it's prison on h4. Sure, Black's position is hopeless here but 1.Rd3 is the only move that gives forced mate in so few moves.
Very nice puzzle
If we bring the knight to ng6 its checkmate.Why do we have to make a whole story of it...................surely waste I suppose.
Read post #45. There everything is explained!
1 Rd3 blocks the bishop (prevents 1...Be4) and threatens 2 Ng6# and 2 Nf3#!
1...Rf2+ is forced. The end is known ...
Bonne journée; good day.
Once more 1 Ng6+? Bxg6! Here White lost his knight for nothing!
I think that first page is a racially divisive and morally offensive statement, and should be banned on the website
very interesting puzzle
I wonder if the only reason people post 'easy!' after a chess puzzle is because of some insecurity? I fail to see any other reason tbh.
Tricky one! The first move I do not completely understand.
couldn't get the first move
1.Rf2 Rh3 2.Rh2 Rxh2 3.Nf3#
it's reserved for masters only! how an amateur like me can found the solution
only beginners think that its easy,
Berry good puzzle
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