14630 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
inviting to sacrifice the queen... then mate in 2!
Uhm, I think I missed something?
Important first Move!!!!!
Took me a second too. After Qb4+ black can't capture with Qxb4 because that allows white to promote d7 to a Queen and mate (because of the Bishop on g2). Kg8 is black's only move.
WTH??? the queen can just take... can't it?
Brilliant!! I was definetly puzzled
help a moron out why cant the black queen take on the first move? it isnt going to help black much but why not?
Want more chess puzzles? Want a tactics rating? Check out the Tactics Trainer and 10,000+ tactical puzzles!
what? why can't the black queen take the white queen on b4
In that case Black gets mated in two moves instead of three:
1.Qb4+ Qxb4 2.d8=Q#
Even if the result remains the same, the variation that delays checkmate the longest counts as the objectively best defense.
this is why black Queen can not take Qb4+
what is this first or second page you all keep on talking about???
I couldn't find out first move until I read the goal: "mate in 3"
then it was obvious
What is going on with the Chess Cafe?
by rcmacmillan a few minutes ago
The Best Form of Correspondence Chess
by skotheim2 a few minutes ago
5/28/2015 - Mate in 3
by Bala6391 7 minutes ago
by chessmicky 8 minutes ago
Unknown Chess Pieces
by kenardi 8 minutes ago
Wooden Chess set
by Gomer_Pyle 21 minutes ago
Bobby Fischer Lacked Creativity ?....How Dare Me !
by GreedyPawnEater 30 minutes ago
Are tactics really the way to go?
by skotheim2 33 minutes ago
My coach does not like Jeremy Silman...
by ponz111 37 minutes ago
default time control - please bring back 5|2
by jetfighter13 45 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!