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very nice puzzle.
The black rook is sucked off the 8 rank and the white rook punch the king on a back rank mate... who said chess is not a violent game?!
Rook g8 works as well.
pretty easy but a nice practice
nice and easy
love ur title
good one indeed.
har har har
Quite good puzzle made better by an interesting thread. I had trouble finding the first move for a little while & considered Qxc6 but then saw the threat from d4 & realised it was no good: So why some people propose it as a valid alternative is beyond me - the given solution is a forced mate in 4. I don't see how you can improve on that unless you can find one in 3 !
'slowhare', I think you found yourself having the wrong argument & with the wrong opponent on this one - 'ndskykng' always defends his corner well & that's no bad thing.
And by the way, I think that in your longer solution (post #151) you may have missed a quicker mate at move 16: Try Rxa7#.
easy. but i never thought about back rank like that before!
Appreciate that Stephen. That's all I was trying to get across to slow... that his alternative wasn't a move that works also, not like a mate-in-4. It never should have escalated like that.
Good eye on move 16. I never calculated that far cause I saw the pressure building on that back rank by queen+rook, I knew I was losing a rook anyway and felt I shouldn't waste an escape move and should take a pawn down with me. But yeah, if it got there, then 16. Rxa7# (or 16. Qxa7#) would have worked. Nice catch.
Another queen sac for da chess daddy mac. :)
it was okay
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