# 5/18/2012 - Mate in 4

• 3 years ago · Quote · #101

I don't see anything wrong with 1. Bc2 Black can't take because Rh3#. Mate is unavoidable.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #102

cool puzzle

• 3 years ago · Quote · #103

Good puzzle. Made a couple of missteps, but it's okay.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #104

Yeah, two mates on the last move. hunh.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #105

Very difficult puzzle. Interesting, nice, very good & educational + rare.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #106

sweet one!

• 3 years ago · Quote · #107

...

• 3 years ago · Quote · #108

can be solved in two moves...;)

• 3 years ago · Quote · #109
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• 3 years ago · Quote · #110

either rook

• 3 years ago · Quote · #111
KingJonathan wrote:

I don't see anything wrong with 1. Bc2 Black can't take because Rh3#. Mate is unavoidable.

What's the forced mate in four beginning with 1. Bc2?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #112

nice...thanks

• 3 years ago · Quote · #113
stephen_33 wrote:

For those asking why 1...Bg6 or why not 1.Bc2 ?, this diagram may help:-

{Lost the first one of these & I think 'shoopi' has beaten me to it but here it is anyway}

{ If you're not familiar with these diagrams, just click on the first move of an alternative sequence (the part within the (1.Bc2.. ) ) and you can then step through the moves using the buttons. }

Yours is better because it includes ...Rg8 which is what I was thinking. Very helpful. Thanks!

• 3 years ago · Quote · #114

These puzzles are getting harder. But still not too hard.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #115

why not bishop to c2 then one of the rooks to h3 or h7?

• 3 years ago · Quote · #116

The last move shouldn't be in the puzzle. Two possible mates - either rook can move to the h-file.

The one in the puzzle is the 'better' move because it claims material though. I know both moves are equal because they're both Mate, but you know what I mean.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #117

good one indeed

• 3 years ago · Quote · #118

• 3 years ago · Quote · #119
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• 3 years ago · Quote · #120

okay puzzle, although last move could also be Th6#