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Why can't the knight take the queen on blacks second move?
Look at move 4.
Black is preventing that.
Much better puzzle than usual - took 2 tries on move 1........
All of the moves are important for a mate in four!
Is it Thursday... or Sunday???
1. Nh6+ followed by 2. Qf7 looked good, but it is too slow.
Good puzzle, I really like the daily puzzles, new here and to chess, took me a few tries on the 2nd or 3rd move I think. They really help me think and learn what moves are effective when trying to mate king.
could have saved one step
what if 2...Nxg7 ? will someone carry it forward?
They already did earlier in the thread. Read it.
The queen takes the rook's place at h7.
I don't understand why the black knight goes g5 instead of f4 capturing the white queen. If the white rook then moves g8 putting the king in check, the rook on c8 takes the white rook avoiding check mate.
Lastly, this checkmate is not forced if black would have simply thought about its actions.
You're an idiot, and obviously haven't been paying attention.
You know that fourth move by the rook? Yeah.. you just did nothing to prevent it and allowed it on move three.
there was also a mate in 5 but same story
I got it but why doesn't black take the rook? It still delays the unavoidable mate... but I just think it makes more sense to take the rook... tell me if I am wrong =p
Normally in the puzzles, black (some cases white) can defend different ways and for each response there's a solution to mate in the proposed number of moves, but the author of the puzzle or the one who post it has to choose one of them, because normally he post just one solution!
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