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3/7/2011 - Mate in 2


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #61

    freelunch

    there are 3 ways white can mate:

    Ne3 g1Q (or e1Q) Rf8#

    Nd5 e1Q Rf8+ Qe8 Rxe8#

    Rxg2 e1Q Rg8+ Qe8 Rxe8#

    The last two take one move more, and therefore are worse?! Oh, come on! THis clearly is a composed chess problem, and if people make a chess problem, they should put more effort in it to make it a good one, instead of fleeing to this easy way out.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #62

    Gert-Jan

    Nd4 is not good because black can stop the mate by one move.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #63

    marmaladecat

    freelunch wrote:

    there are 3 ways white can mate:

    Ne3 g1Q (or e1Q) Rf8#

    Nd5 e1Q Rf8+ Qe8 Rxe8#

    Rxg2 e1Q Rg8+ Qe8 Rxe8#

    The last two take one move more, and therefore are worse?! Oh, come on! THis clearly is a composed chess problem, and if people make a chess problem, they should put more effort in it to make it a good one, instead of fleeing to this easy way out.


    Yes, the last two lines are worse because they do not solve the problem, which says 'Mate in 2'.  If it had said 'White to play and win' the number of moves wouldn't matter.  This is how chess problems work.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #64

    rbk1

    good 1

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #65

    Mongski

    sounds easy!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #66

    psshqib

    This puzzel is nice and simple! The white knight is the key!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #67

    deepak21071974

    hmm:)

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #68

    MathBandit

    freelunch wrote:

    there are 3 ways white can mate:

    Ne3 g1Q (or e1Q) Rf8#

    Nd5 e1Q Rf8+ Qe8 Rxe8#

    Rxg2 e1Q Rg8+ Qe8 Rxe8#

    The last two take one move more, and therefore are worse?! Oh, come on! THis clearly is a composed chess problem, and if people make a chess problem, they should put more effort in it to make it a good one, instead of fleeing to this easy way out.


    Because the problem isn't trying to make sure you can win a game that ends up in this exact position. The problem is trying to help you see the pattern of cutting off potential blockers before you rush to give check/checkmate. Perhaps in a real game, e8 would be hit twice and so you would need to block it with the Knight, and not just play Rxg2.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #69

    cfrench49

    Good one.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #70

    sjpdna

    MesteruM wrote:

    easy


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #71

    abekiroz

    GOOD

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #72

    Azukikuru

    tsech wrote:

    Why not Nd4?


    crag9 wrote:

    why not Nd4? easy puzzle anyway


    READ THE THREAD YOU'RE POSTING IN!!!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #73

    Kuomlei

    nice puzzle

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #74

    b1acklotus

    Boumsy wrote:

    rubbish.


    Error with the problem setter, should have been announced as White to move and mate in two.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #75

    mimi6

    nice and easy

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #76

    shahronakm

    Easy one.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #77

    chessplayer110

    no comment x.x

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #78

    capnahags

    i had trouble seeing why ne3 was better than nd4- both allow mate but ne3 allows the e2 pawn to promote, then when rf1+, black can block for 1 move with Qe8.  It's still mate of course.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #79

    KumarAnkur

    nice one.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #80

    GeorgianMan

    Funny one


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