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why not g7xh6
I have to work more on calculation. I got the checkmate if the king took the rook, but couldn't work out what would happen if the pawn took the rook. Nevertheless, that's further forward than I would have been a year ago.
wow, been a while since the last Rsac. nothing's as fun as making the king go for a short walk.
This time Your puzzle is marvellous ......
I found two solutions, this is the other, with Queen sac and shorter: 1.Rxh6+ gxh6 2. Qh8+ Nxh8 3.Bf5#
What happens if rook takes h6 and then pawn takes rook? Don't the chances look better for black?
1.Rxh6+ gxh6 2. Qh8+ Nxh8 3.Bf5#
Good fun! =)
The Greco's Mate! A common method of checkmating. The checkmate is named after the famous Italian Gioachino Greco!! It works as above mentioned by; using the Bishop to contain the Black King by use of the Black's (g7) pawn/King Knights Pawn: and subsequently using the Queen to Checkmate the King by moving it to the edge of the board! Greco's Mate; Check it out! Thanks for the lessons. Chess.com is the Best!!!!!
Hmm... now I see your point. I didn´t see the queen sacrifice using the Greco Mate.
way to go
I was wondering what happens if 1...gxh6 and then I realized it comes a beautiful queen sacrifice: 2.Qg8+ Kxg8 for a great mate with the two bishops: 3.Bf5#. Two sacrifice variants, excellent problem !!
I think you mean 2...Nxg8 3.Bf5# ?, because 2...Kxg8 would be an illegal move!
Yeah, of course, Nxg8, typing mistake, thks ! ;)
Not difficult & nice
Why not 3. Kg6 after 3. Qh4+?
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