# 3/27/2012 - Pursuing the Mating Attack

• 15 months ago · Quote · #41

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

• 15 months ago · Quote · #42

goodone

• 15 months ago · Quote · #43
poboix wrote:

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.

Be4#

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?

• 15 months ago · Quote · #44

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 :)

• 15 months ago · Quote · #45

f4 doesn't work.

Read the post right above yours, you've weakened e4.

And seriously, please use algebraic notation.

• 15 months ago · Quote · #46

No love the puzzle but still believe it's three so no contradiction - and yes that is the beauty of chess so much fun.

• 15 months ago · Quote · #47

Now That is interesting but again the queen can be useful this way

• 15 months ago · Quote · #48

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.

• 15 months ago · Quote · #49

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.

1. Qg4 e5-e4

2. ? where is mate?

• 15 months ago · Quote · #50

Good puzzle.  Consensus is that it was easy... I didn't find it that easy.  Maybe I need to practice more.

• 15 months ago · Quote · #51
poboix wrote:

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.

1. Qg4 e5-e4

2. ? where is mate?

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.

Be4#

• 15 months ago · Quote · #52

yeah you're right sorry it is F5 not E

But that's not mate:

1. Qg4 F5-F4

2. Be4 kxe4

• 15 months ago · Quote · #53
poboix wrote:

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.

• 15 months ago · Quote · #54

oh thank God  - the pawn

I  finally got there yey !!! am so glad am not playing today.

Thanks!!!!

• 15 months ago · Quote · #55

Cheers Dude! you're very patient

• 15 months ago · Quote · #56

You're welcome

• 15 months ago · Quote · #57

Mighty fine.

• 15 months ago · Quote · #58

Plodding along to the checkmate....

• 15 months ago · Quote · #59

no puzzle in it..

• 15 months ago · Quote · #60

Good one...