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2/4/2012 - Mate in 4


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #161

    Ace5000

    hard...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #162

    woefulknignt

    You know chess is simple. Knight takes Queen. Play the point and position system.

    3 pawns too far away. Black rook powerless. White controls...wittle black down...

    win game.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #163

    knightofcrashtest

    Wasn't sure about move 3... Hard but good.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #164

    saijiki88

    This was a tough one for me.  I would have been hard pressed not to take the Queen.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #165

    vanhafford

    Why take the Queen when you can take the King and win the game with: 1.Bf5+ Kd5  2.Qh1 Kc4  3.Qb1!! (Double exclaimation)  ...Bb4  4.Qd3# Checkmate.  Nice lesson.  Thank you!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #166

    gargantuanmedia

    The first move is Knight taking the black Queen at a7 in anyreal world game. Sometimes these hypotheticals are too hypothetical.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #167

    fastig

    Good

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #168

    TimWhiddon

    yes move 3 is very tricky

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #169

    chuckchess

    FIRST, to check the solution.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #170

    Leonardo_da_binky

    pretty hard for me, being a chess noob and all, but it was only the last 2 moves that really got me because they weren't forced checks/moves. stimulating puzzle.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #171

    novzki41

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #172

    jojuyendayar

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #173

    Salmanz

    Strange!!!!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #174

    venkatrh

    Good One

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #175

    relatedsqrs

    First two moves were easy, but the third was the difficult one.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #176

    TheCabal

    BluePenguin wrote: TheCabal wrote: I don't understand blacks response 3... Bb4. Can anyone help me getting this one? Move 3 was indeed tricky to find, as was move 4! Move 3, Qb1, further limited the mobility of the black King. It removed b3 and b5 as escape squares. The black King had 2 remaining escape squares: c3, which would have been met with mate in the next move, Qc2#; and d5, which would also have led to mate in the next move, Qe4#. The move Bb4 created a small escape hatch, the b5 square, through which the black King would have escaped, had it been given a chance. Thank you for explaining it, now I get it!!
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #177

    ReyRambler1960

    Harder.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #178

    yashin123

    this is very easy...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #179

    vishal219

    easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #180

    shengyi

    Zinsch wrote:

    Move 3 is tricky.

    Yep.


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