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i think it's not death chess..
good puzzle. it teaches a nice logic flow to solve. and there was a Rsac too :-)
105 minutes ago · Quote · #227
I dont see how RxC8 isnt better...?
I see what you are saying, but it can be deceptive. you have to look at the whole board. moving 1. Rc8+ doesnt work because Bd6 and Qe5 would block Qc1+ by moving Bb1, then all black would have to do is go Qxh2#. then it is game over mate.
finally I captured
Nice queen sac in move 4 (didn't find it)!
I tried to promote pawn mate could be possible but not in 6 moves (without the queen sacrifice)!
if I were black I would not have blocked the first check with my queen. I would moved my king to the black spot
And you'll get mated in 5 moves as proved before:
1 Qf3+ Kb8 2 Rc8 Rxc8 3 Qa8+!! Kxa8 4 dxc8=Q+ Bb8 5 Qc6#Perhaps now it's clear that 1...Qe4 2 Qxe4+ makes it a mate in 6 ...
The 3rd and 4th moves for white may be reversed. 3.Qa8+ KxQ 4.Rc8+ RxR 5.PxR(Q)+ Bb8 6. Qc6 also works.
No. Because after 3 Qa8+?! Kxa8 (forced) 4 Rc8+ Kb7! and now there is no mate in the next 2 moves!
but its not mate in 6, if Kc7
If 4...Kc7 then 5. Qc8# or 5. dxc8=Q#.
The problem with your puzzle is that after 3 Rc3 black plays 3 ..., Rd8 blocking white's attempts to checkmate. Black should be able to win this one.
OMG, What about a checkmate in 4, not 6:
1. Qf3, Qe4
2. Rc8, Rxc8
3. dxc8=Q, Bb8
2. Rc8 Kb7!
for chess.com, please make puzzle freestyle, because there are some other ways in your puzzle's for mate.
why can't you just rook up, taken by black rook, pawn changes to queen by capturing rook, then bishop blocks, queen slides over for mate? 4 moves
I don't understand...
1. Rc8+ Rxc8 2. dxc8=Q+ Bb8 3. Qf3+ Qd5 4. Qxd5#
and it is checkmate in two less moves :|
Ah, I see it now. I had the second best combination and for some reason was thinking the King couldn't move and just allow the Rook to be taken.
1. Rc8+ Kb7 2. Qf3+ (2. Rxd8 Qxh2#) Ka6, black has escaped.
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