# 5/22/2012 - Mate in 6

• 4 years ago · Quote · #101

i am surprised

• 4 years ago · Quote · #102
loxatox wrote:
forcifer wrote:

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.

It should be a mate in 7. I have no idea why the rook doesn't block.

If you had actually taken the time to look through the comments, you would have seen melogibbo's diagram on page three which shows that if the rook blocks it is still mate in six.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #103

hmm:)

• 4 years ago · Quote · #104

very easy

• 4 years ago · Quote · #105

cool puzzle

• 4 years ago · Quote · #106

very nice

• 4 years ago · Quote · #107

Saweet, Just finished watchinga video on this mating pattern. For those interested.

http://www.chess.com/video/player/intermediate-checkmates-3

• 4 years ago · Quote · #108

Excellent.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #109

beautiful mate!

• 4 years ago · Quote · #110

Easy :) !

• 4 years ago · Quote · #111

Thanks for the lesson!  The ole' famous Smothered Mate!

• 4 years ago · Quote · #112

nice

• 4 years ago · Quote · #113

14 Hours ; Alice I am going to send you to the moon.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #114

I don't understand why black sacrificed its queen for no apparent reason.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #115
forcifer wrote:

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.

your line is the same as the chess.com puzzle

• 4 years ago · Quote · #116
forcifer wrote:

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.

a new line is r.blocks at e file,qxr+, kh8(f8 ,q mates atf7) kh8,n.+f7,kg8,nxq +,kh8,n+,kg8,n.h file +,kh8,qg8+,rxq, n. mate

• 4 years ago · Quote · #117
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• 4 years ago · Quote · #118

Classic.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #119

What an excellent problem...

• 4 years ago · Quote · #120

That was a great puzzle.