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Yeah f4 does it nicely but the pawn down is knawing at me as a way to extend. don't get me wrong - love the puzzle - just frustrated me. and Tx
Moving the pawn down removes the e4 defender.
And you can't say "Love the puzzle" and "Not so happy with that one" within the span of a few posts. You just contradicted yourself. If you're frustrated with the puzzle, than congrats. That's the beauty of chess.
Give it up, it's Mate in Two. What else you got?
so here goes after your dastardly f4 (hadn't seen that nice one) move the F5 - F4 then snap up the pawn if knight covers bishop and then slow down queen mate in 2 to three with queen block for the extra move. Surely that works :)
f4 doesn't work.
Read the post right above yours, you've weakened e4.
And seriously, please use algebraic notation.
No love the puzzle but still believe it's three so no contradiction - and yes that is the beauty of chess so much fun.
Now That is interesting but again the queen can be useful this way
Believe what you want. It's not three, you haven't shown me a move that delays mate in two. Holding on to that belief just shows you're stubborn, you have nothing to base that belief in.
sorry - notation wise definitely better than my attempting to write an essay on the various locations each time and definitely appreciate you bearing with me - am enjoying this.
but please help though on this -
1. Qg4 e5-e4
2. ? where is mate?
Good puzzle. Consensus is that it was easy... I didn't find it that easy. Maybe I need to practice more.
First of all... you don't have a pawn on e5. You have one on f5.
And like I said many times, pushing that pawn weakened the mate square.
Mate is the bishop move you were trying to prevent.
yeah you're right sorry it is F5 not E
But that's not mate:
1. Qg4 F5-F4
2. Be4 kxe4
2. Be4# is mate for the same reason that 2. Be4# was mate in the solution line.
The King can't take on e4. Study the puzzle and if you still don't know why, let me know.
oh thank God - the pawn
I finally got there yey !!! am so glad am not playing today.
Cheers Dude! you're very patient
Plodding along to the checkmate....
no puzzle in it..
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