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3/15/2012 - Mate in 4


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #221

    Senthiloo7

    Splane wrote:

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


    thnks 4 d post

    ....Laughing

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #222

    chuckeycharles

    I guess I am blind. Why doesn't black take the Queen after RXP

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #223

    n_srinath93

    good one..

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #224

    TempterMan

    chuckeycharles wrote:

    I guess I am blind. Why doesn't black take the Queen after RXP


    Because rook will checkmate Rh7 in the next move!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #225

    km2288

    Is Black's Queen on holiday?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #226

    TempterMan

    jasonsammons wrote:

    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.

    Because rook will checkmate Rh7 in the next move!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #227

    mwaltenburg

    tough one

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #228

    evidNz

    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...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #229

    bknight-sk

    odd one...

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #230

    brainteaser_1

    Embarassed

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #231

    jasonsammons

    ndskykng wrote:
    jasonsammons wrote:

    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.


     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.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #232

    ndskykng

    jasonsammons wrote:
    ndskykng wrote:
    jasonsammons wrote:

    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.


     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.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #233

    BlessedStar

    ndskykng wrote:
    Bryan681972 wrote:
    BlessedStar wrote:
    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 +

    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


    Lets keep quoting

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #234

    BlessedStar

    BlessedStar wrote:
    ndskykng wrote:
    Bryan681972 wrote:
    BlessedStar wrote:
    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 +

    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


    Lets keep quoting


    Like this

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #235

    reffahc

    easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #236

    JCE77

    nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #237

    TinioJohn

    din?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #238

    shengyi

    Splane wrote:

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

    Interesting...multiple mates.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #239

    ZackAttack999

    hhmmm!


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