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Good puzzle; good day.
I found Qxf4 as my first move, but the puzzle didn't let me do this! So I tried literally every single move, and nothing worked, so I had to click help. Did anyone have this problem?
Yes, I'm pretty sure that happened to me. But I must confess that Qxf4 was NOT MY FIRST try (I tried checking with the Queen and with the Knight before I tried that). But I was pretty sure that I had already tried it when finally "help" told me that was the correct first move.
Edit: AFTER 1. ... exf4, the rest of the line was very clear and easy. It was that first move that had me stumped - especially after I had my every try (Including, I'm pretty sure, 1.Qxf4) rejected.
tough for a mate in 3
i agree with jenningsnickolas;
Another possible solution:
1.Nxf4+ exN [.. Kh4 2.Rg4+#]
a little tricky!
another queen sack, variety would be good for a change....
Queen sac - good one!
I'm going to be honest: that took me about 30 minutes. Excellent puzzle in my opinion.
1.Nxf4 is very tempting because it checks the black king & I nearly tried it. But if you reverse white's first two moves, it leaves the e-file open for 2...Qe7+ & that blows white's attack apart (3...g5 ?). Non-checking moves always make me a little uneasy but 1.Qxf4 is the correct one here.
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