16436 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
nice & sweet
Why not qxd4 or nxd4 for the second move of the blacks? With a queen sacrifice, the mat can't happend, right? (2.qxd4 3be3 3qxe4!)
cause 3. f4#
Thanks for the lesson! Chess.com is the best.
Nice! And no, a queen sacrifice for black does not avoid mate, in fact it allows white to get mate in three instead!
ervanis qxd4 and nxd4 result in f4++
just shows how hard it is to checkmate without queen or rooks
@evranis... after qxd4 or nxd4, it is an immediate mate with f4!
Because in either of those situations either the Queen or the Knight would be blocking the King's exit onto d4 when the f file pawn moves up to f4 for a checkmate. Basically it would be a mate in 3 rather than in 4 if you committed to any of the moves you proposed.
If Black takes d4 with Q or N then f4 is only a sooner mate... It was nice. I remember a match which I thought I owned my opponents Q but it was trouble checkmate for me.
it took me a short while to see why N or Q can't take pawn on d4
that proves that you don't need a quenn to win a game.
"FIDE Grand Prix Round 10 - Hosts: GMs Evgeny Miroshnichenko & Viorel Iordachescu "
Wooden Chess set
by rcmacmillan a few minutes ago
5/25/2015 - Mate or Queen
by ZacWilson a few minutes ago
Do You Try to Draw as Black on Principle?
by Time4Tea 10 minutes ago
My current playing set-up. Whats yours?
by cgrau 11 minutes ago
Where is help on this site?
by ChessKingT 12 minutes ago
USCF Online Rated Tournaments
by ForeverHoldYourPiece 14 minutes ago
Are tactics really the way to go?
by power_2_the_people 17 minutes ago
i feel bad for both UK and America chess
by TheGreatOogieBoogie 17 minutes ago
Last Week's Chess Board Project
by Moriarty_697 22 minutes ago
What does bonus time mean in live chess?
by SirMojtabaOnline 27 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!