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I think there is a second solution, starting with 1. Nh6+ Kh8 2. Qf7 threatening 3. Qg8+ and 4. Nf7#.
thnks 4 d post
I guess I am blind. Why doesn't black take the Queen after RXP
Because rook will checkmate Rh7 in the next move!
Is Black's Queen on holiday?
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.
2. Ng5 doesn't make lots of sense but mate is unavoidable anyway... And who would put the black queen in such position? This puzzle is weird...
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.
HAHA! I honestly didnt see that. yeah that was dumb thinking on my part. Thanks for pointing it out. I just started playing chess in like the last week and am trying to learn. Sorry for posting what should have been an obvious blunder.
Nah, that was too harsh and I apologize for that.
I'm just saying black doesnt play Ng5 for shits and giggles, he's doing it specifically to prevent mate at h7. Going anywhere else doesnt stop this threat.
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.
after g6 Bb2 +
2...g6 3. Bb2+ Bd4 no mate in four.
Agree with Bryan681972 and blempka on these lines (with 1.. Kh8 and 2.. g6)
1. Nh6+ allows black to delay checkmate to more than four moves
1. Nf6+ is the more efficient mate
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