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By force. Nice!
v nice to learn
Why did black move 2... Kg6? I would have moved 2... Kf8.
I have looked through a few pages to see if anyone else had the same question or indeed explained different scenarios, but like usual no real analyst on the game.
Look forward to a response, thanks.
got it in the very first try....
like the use of the g4 pawn.
If 2...K-f8 then 3 Q-f6#
Too hard for me, at least this early in the morning. The first move was easy and the second obviously either what it was, or the check on the g file, but the king on h6 defeated me -- 4. Qf6+ leading to the pawn mate is the resource that never quite clicked.
Edit: After bashing my head on it as long as I did, it seems the most fundamental reason for Qe5+ instead of Qg4+ is that it prevents Kh8.
My first try was Qe5 - building a checkmate-on-the-next-move threat, but that would allow black to set up a good defense (Rg8) .
When that was rejected as wrong by daily puzzle, I went the check on every move route, and black's responses were limited until, indeed, on the fifth move (pawn to g4) he had no escape.
After 1. Bxg7+, black king was forced to capture ... Kxg7. THEN 2. Qe5+ gave Black only two options, (2. ... Kh6, 3. Qf6+ forcing ... Kh5, 4. g4#) or 2. ... Kg6, followed by 3. Qf5+. Again, black had two options, 3. ... Kh6, which he took, allowing Qf6+ Kh5, g4# --- or --- 3. ... Kg7, 4. Qf7+ Kh8, 5. Qf6#
Hymasimo points out a third option for black on the second move:
"Why did black move 2... Kg6? I would have moved 2... Kf8.I have looked through a few pages to see if anyone else had the same question or indeed explained different scenarios, but like usual no real analyst on the game.Look forward to a response, thanks."
I missed 2. ... Kf8, but white would answer that one 3. Qf6#
we need more like this!
Le roi noir est nu... la dame blanche est en émoi...
Very nice puzzle. I only missed the last move. Didn't see the pawn option there...
Quite good--though black pieces are out of play.
Very nice. Thanks.
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