# 4/21/2012 - Round and Round

• 20 months ago · Quote · #41

nice played, nice puzzle.

• 20 months ago · Quote · #42

hmm:)

• 20 months ago · Quote · #43

Easy puzzle but nice one.:]

• 20 months ago · Quote · #44

ok!

• 20 months ago · Quote · #45

Cool

• 20 months ago · Quote · #46

good one

• 20 months ago · Quote · #47

golechhasandeep wrote:
if 1st move is
Qf5   N*b4
then its not a mate in Three...

dufferps wrote:
White wins with almost any play, but he gets a mate-in-3 by starting with 1.Qf5.  I think black give him the mate-in-3 by his response, 1. ... Kc6.

I think black should have responded 1. ... Nxb4.  White would still win, but I don't see how it could then be mate-in-the next two moves.  I have looked at several scenarios; none resulted in mate in the next 2 moves:

2. Kb7  Bf6,
3. Queen can check from f6, e6, or d7, Black escapes to xc5.
3. Ne4+ Ke7 ....

2. Nb7+ Kb6
3. Queen can check from e4, e6, ot d7.  In each case Black has at least one escape squares, and only 3.Qd7 removes interposition as an option for black.

Because of all this, I prefer to start:
1. Qa6+    Nb6 (forced)
2. Qxb6+  Kd5 (forced)
3. Qe6+    Kd4 (forced)

No mate-in-3 but every response was forced, and now I'm in position to capture black's last piece.

4. Qxe7   Kd5 or Kd3 or Kc3 or Kc4
5. Qe4 (check, unless 4. ... Kc3)

Now white's only concern is to avoid stalemate.

Take away the escape square that Black had in the original solution (b6)

• 20 months ago · Quote · #48

Nice and forced.

• 20 months ago · Quote · #49

I took me some time to find the first move...

• 20 months ago · Quote · #50

an unforced + move allows black-n+

• 20 months ago · Quote · #51

huh!

• 20 months ago · Quote · #52

Quite easy but good one!

• 20 months ago · Quote · #53

I liked this one mucho.  The first move forcing one response from black or it's mate.  Very nice for Saturday!

• 20 months ago · Quote · #54

nice

• 20 months ago · Quote · #55

NICE

• 20 months ago · Quote · #56

not my fave

• 20 months ago · Quote · #57

Looks hard to me.

• 20 months ago · Quote · #58

interesting!*-*

• 20 months ago · Quote · #59

Not the way would have solved it !

• 20 months ago · Quote · #60

I need more practice.