# 3/15/2012 - Mate in 4

• 22 months ago · Quote · #21

hardly a puzzle

• 22 months ago · Quote · #22

• 22 months ago · Quote · #23

nice

• 22 months ago · Quote · #24

easy...

• 22 months ago · Quote · #25

Too many ifs and but in the solution

• 22 months ago · Quote · #26
Bryan681972 wrote:

If 1. Nh6+ Kh8 2. Qxf7, I believe black has only one move to stop mate in four, which is 2...g6.  I was looking at that line too but couldn't find the mate in four after 2...g6.

After Nf6 it is necessary more courses. It is more 4. After g6 - Bg6, Qg6...

• 22 months ago · Quote · #27

many tries b4 u can solve the puzzle...

• 22 months ago · Quote · #28

Nice

• 22 months ago · Quote · #29

k k k

• 22 months ago · Quote · #30
NathanHoward1 wrote:
blempka wrote:

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

Good, but not sure why the black Knight does not take the White rook at move #2 too.

If you're going to go, at least go fighting :)

3.Qh6x - Kh8, 4. Qh7#

• 22 months ago · Quote · #31
blempka wrote:
Splane wrote:

I think there is a second solution, starting with 1. Nh6+ Kh8  2. Qf7 threatening 3. Qg8+ and 4. Nf7#.

Splane,

I see what route you thinking of when you mention the move sequence to mate; however, I found that with your prescribed moves, Black as ample opportunity to delay checkmate... even if it is for a few more moves. A few examples are below.

I stopped where I did because at that point in the game White seems to be in enough control that the following moves do not need to be explained.
Hope this helps you.  I am just trying to get more "involved" in things like this ;)

after g6 Bb2 +

• 22 months ago · Quote · #32

The black knight does not take the rook because then Qh6 and the next move black is matre by Q x h7 and black can not prevent it anymore.

• 22 months ago · Quote · #33

• 22 months ago · Quote · #34

weird for me.

• 22 months ago · Quote · #35

i did it

• 22 months ago · Quote · #36

?

• 22 months ago · Quote · #37

Nice 1

• 22 months ago · Quote · #38

nice

• 22 months ago · Quote · #39

nice

• 22 months ago · Quote · #40

Arabian mate