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Giving up the rook will only postpones the inevitable win for White.
le gente esta muy loca!
The concept is nice..but white can do some better moves..
1. ...., Qf4
2. Nf3, Q x c1 check
3. Ng1, Rf1
4. Qe8 check, Kh7
5. Qd7 check, Kh6
6. Q x a7 (Defending knight on g1), Qf4
7. g3, Qf3 check
8. Kh2, Q x g3 checkmate!
This is all done without chess engine and without chessboard. (5 minutes)
Someone may check this through some chess software, cause I don't have any.
This actually happens quite often during my games
Is there any reason that white's first move here could not be to move the knight down to F3?
2.Nf3 Qxc1+ -+
nice puzzle... i liked it
Had to think a little bit to find the mate after 2. g3.
me too ..
The first move was the key, and the title made it easy to find. but black's response made it too easy to mate in two.
Black should have played 1. ... Qxf8+ to drag it out more. Then 2.Qxf8 g3, 3. Bxg3 .....many variations can follow, Black will win, but the easy checkmate (in 2) has been foiled. I'm thinking 3. ... Rc6, 4.Qf7 Rc5, 5.Qf2 Rc8+, 6.Kg7 Nf3, 7. Qxf3+ Kg1, 8. Qf2+ Kh1, 9.Qh2#
There are many variations - maybe some better moves by white or black to hasten the ending or delay it -, but we can see why the title was not "mate in two"
EDIT: A very different line - Much better for Black....1. Qxf8+ Qxf8, 2. Rc2 Qf5 3. Rg2 Qe4, 4. Ne2 Qxd5, 5.Kg1 Kh7, From this point I see a long ending. Black's material advantage will enable him to win, but I see no quick checkmate. Aggressive moves by white will be costly (but have a chance of tricking black into a blunder), and maintaining the tight defense with the king at h1 and occasionally at g1 will allow black to pick off pawns or pieces and eventually win by advancing his pawns.
Got it but was thrown off by the two threats with one move.......was lookin' for a single move.
Black is going to win, but this win is not forced, there are variants that all lead to Whites demise.
Good puzzle. Though whites move is a littlte suspect.
black to move?? Was patrice evra here??
I figured it out when solving it. The 2 threats are 2...Qh2# and 2....Qxc1. White cannot prevent both.
I like it. I like it.
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