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why can't you intitially block white queen with rook? this doesn't necessarily lead to a mate... although you would lose your queen eventually.
It's still a mate in 6 no matter what. You just have to analyze it.
is,nt there a more direct mate 3,...Qg8+ 4,Rg8.Nf7 ++?
Very interesting! This one makes you think. Nice M6!
Quuen sac to get check mate NICE! ._______________________.
Really easy (and I'm 13).
how about doin a puzzle that is one, and no book moves since the last weeks
Smothered mate, and I've seen a lot of these combinations before.
WAY TOO EASY!
jakeryan said it: two lines for mate in six. SO this puzzle is not perfect.I get the point here is the smothered mate with Q-sac but actually, the Alternative line 1: 1 Qc4+ Qd5 2 Qxd5+ Re6 3 Qxe6+ Kh8 4 Nf7+ Kg8 5 Nd8+ Kh8 6 Qe8# (Mate in six, no queen sac) is more complex, as it involves changing your mode of thought (from aiming towards smothered mate to mate behind the pawns AND using the N to offer protection for the Q,.
Why does the queen always die?!
This is otherwise known as the Smothered mate
good one indeed
A simple mating pattern..
WOO! SMOTHERED MATE!!!
wow that was easy. got it on first try
Can someone tell me why this puzzle is mate in 6? When I looked at it I saw this variation. Looks like black can last 7 moves.
You're assuming 3. Qxe6+, but if 3.Rxe4 Re8 4.Rxe6 Rxe6 5.Qxe6+ Kh8 6.Qe8# 1-0 and we're still at mate in six
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