# 6/4/2012 - Mate in 4

• 4 years ago · Quote · #141

it s a time pass

• 4 years ago · Quote · #142

hmm:)

• 4 years ago · Quote · #143

nice & sweet

• 4 years ago · Quote · #144
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• 4 years ago · Quote · #145
evranis wrote:

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#

• 4 years ago · Quote · #146

Pretty cool.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #147

Thanks for the lesson!  Chess.com is the best.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #148

Nice!  And no, a queen sacrifice for black does not avoid mate, in fact it allows white to get mate in three instead!

• 4 years ago · Quote · #149

Nice Puzzle.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #150

ervanis qxd4 and nxd4 result in f4++

• 4 years ago · Quote · #151

just shows how hard it is to checkmate without queen or rooks

• 4 years ago · Quote · #152
evranis wrote:

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!)

@evranis... after qxd4 or nxd4, it is an immediate mate with f4!

• 4 years ago · Quote · #153

evranis wrote:

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!)

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.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #154

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.

• 4 years ago · Quote · #155

easy

• 4 years ago · Quote · #156

beautiful

• 4 years ago · Quote · #157

it took me a short while to see why N or Q can't take pawn on d4

• 4 years ago · Quote · #158

Nice

• 4 years ago · Quote · #159

sick

• 4 years ago · Quote · #160

that proves that you don't need a quenn to win a game.