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Mate in two
1 gxh7 doesn't work, even though all the most obvious replies fail:
1 ... Bxh7 2. Qe6#
1 ... Rxh7 2. Qe5#
1 ... d3 2. Qxe4#
1 ... [most others] 2. hxg8=Q#
But black does have one rejoinder to 1 gxh7 that allows him to hold off mate for one additional move. Can you find it?
Is it 1..Na5? I don't see a mate in one from here.
Mammalman already posted the reply to that
hxg8=Q#, thats your mate in one.
I'm still waiting on him to respond to his variation 1..Rxh7+ He cannot mate in one there Qe5# because his King is in check! He conveniently ignored that fact.
The pawn goes on a long journey. Then it gets promotion. Lucky pawn.
...happy end !
An Cinderella's story
This puzzle was not first grade of kindergarden
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nice one !
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What if E6?
You can still promote 4. g8=Q+
If 4.. Ke7 then keep the pressure on with 5. Qg7 pinning the pawn for the bishops move to g5.
It will put a question to Black's queen, as white threatens 6. Bg5+ and then queen back to the back rank for mate. Otherwise Black's queen is then soon gone while White still has hers.
Looking for something more complicated but neat enough.
Can't black just move its bishop so that when whites pawn becomes queen, black king can escape? Then when black king moves away, IF whites pawn promotes, then it's a discovery attack against whites newly wedded queen, and you still have blacks pending queen? It doesn't seem as bad as it looks and actually I think it can go either way from here, but that's probably obvious, just thought I'd point it out :)
Original Message by Prememtus on 3/24/2012 @ 2:00pm:
Okay, with the diagram, it seems that white has the edge, but it's still not as bad as it looks, game can go either way if black plays smart enough. This conversation is over :D----------------------------------------------------------------------Original Message by ndskykng on 3/24/2012 @ 11:41am:
nice......Tal, you have done it again!!
Key move for Delta Quad puzzle... B-b7 . Nice 2 movers puzzle. I like it !!!
Sorry... I mean to say Rf7 !!!
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