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I think there is a second solution, starting with 1. Nh6+ Kh8 2. Qf7 threatening 3. Qg8+ and 4. Nf7#.
what if after Qf7 Ng5?? that would not allow for Nf7#
The lonely King gets it again.
nice one.......but why not Nxg7, instead of Ng5?
I think the first problem black has is it's stuffed it's queen and other important pieces into the corner...not a fan of this puzzle
Hmmmm OK! But who in their right mind moves a King in to the corner when under attack in the first place? Move the King the other way and White is pressured in to moving their Queen (NxF4) - surely thats the ONLY way for Black to move his King under that much pressure. Yes Bishop can move to A3 for Check, but the Pawn protects the Check mate from happening! I would still play for the win being Black, the Stalemate is also on!
Seriously, read the analysis ahead of you in the thread.
2. Qd6# has been correctly brought up many times as the answer to 1..Kf8?
There were so many white pieces on the kingside that it required some calculating to decide which of the promising moves gave the quickest checkmate. But haha, just look at the poor black queen on a8!
Didnt see that one! Didnt read anything. First time ive even looked at this page lol! Though taking the Rooke with the Knight is an option is it not?
Plus Knight takes Queen anyway!
Only reason why I didnt notice Queen D6 is cos im looking at the board the opposite way! lol. would have noticed that in a normal game! And certainly would have noticed Knight to F4 to take the Queen after the Rooke came on the attack!
Taking the rook leads to 3. Qh6 and 4. Qh7#, which have also been discussed already.
Why not Nh6 or the first move?
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 +
couldn't the black bishop defend that move?
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