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4/2/2012 - Mate in 3


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #121

    Jacob30

    EASY

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #122

    Jacob30

    GOTCHA

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #123

    dufferps

    dufferps wrote:
    diagonal wrote:

    Wouldn't 1.Qh5+ frist; also, transfer into just as quick a mating

    (I messed up.  My response is in the quote box.)

    No.
    1.Qh5+   Kfg8
    If 2.f7+, then ... Kg7  and if 3.Qchecks K, 3....Kxf7 and escapes
    White's best move is 3.Rf1, protecting the pawn while the queen chases the black king.  Black can use the tempo to move his Bishop (to d6 or e7) giving his rook coverage of the full 8th rank and double covering white's promotion square f8.

    White's victory is uncertain, and it certainly is not mate-in-3.

    Somehow, I ended up posting my comment in the quote box.  It threw me off completely in trying to analyze the outcome if white moved
    1. Qh5+ instead of 1.f7.  It is a difficult analysis, because white's best move after 1. ... Kg8 is 2. Qg6+  (back to the original position).  Trying to fashion a win for white after a sequence of less than optimal moves is difficult, especially since white has opened up many variations for black, and the game is probably decided by who makes the NEXT mistake.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #124

    Ineedphenylalanine

    I was correct the first time!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #125

    urnotgarrykasparov

    This says to please be helpful and nice.

    I have a hard time here.

    Duh.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #126

    ndskykng

    dufferps wrote:

    Somehow, I ended up posting my comment in the quote box.  It threw me off completely in trying to analyze the outcome if white moved
    1. Qh5+ instead of 1.f7.  It is a difficult analysis, because white's best move after 1. ... Kg8 is 2. Qg6+  (back to the original position).  Trying to fashion a win for white after a sequence of less than optimal moves is difficult, especially since white has opened up many variations for black, and the game is probably decided by who makes the NEXT mistake.

    Recreating the original position with 2. Qg6+ looks fine, without any variations.  The mate is just extended by two.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #127

    cammus

    Hehe, people ignore the suggestion of "Please be relevant" Tongue out

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #128

    PurpleShadow

    HELLO KELLEY.  HELLO EVAN.  DAD IS ENGAGED. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #129

    kyleevon

    nice and easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #130

    housemd23

    Nice one..

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #131

    IvorBze

    nice Laughing

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #132

    LLawliet435

    cool puzzle.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #133

    cristorres

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #134

    asupremacy007

    easy

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #135

    ChenGJ

    nice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #136

    stephen_33

    Tentatively advanced the pawn & only then saw the solution. Better to have to think harder though - not very challenging.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #137

    ReyRambler1960

    Awesome.Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #138

    sheep2024

    I doubt it that you use 2 peices only

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #139

    sheep2024

    advance a weak peice to a spetacular peice

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #140

    hesari

    easy


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