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6/4/2012 - Mate in 4


  • 23 months ago · Quote · #161

    chessleogeo

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

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #162

    worldoftanks

    good puzzle

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #163

    Cavies48

    After 1. Ne4+ 1... Ke5 what about 2. f4+ (2. if king captures on f4, d4++) so 2... Kd4 3. c3+ 3... Kd3 4. Nc5++

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #164

    sportmaster

    super easy

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #165

    shang2

    stupid

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #166

    goldrockcom

    qxd4 or nxd4 can't because of f4# (checkmate)

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #167

    jakeryan150482

    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!)

    2 ... Qxd4?  3 f4#

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #169

    Ineedphenylalanine

    You just have to get the dark squared bishop involved.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #170

    MrAudacity

    meh

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #171

    szammie

    Decent.

    SZ.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #172

    testcabin

    how did the kings night got there in the oppening that fast? does anyone know what what game is this? I do realize this probably came from Legal's Mate, but then again how did that knight got there so fast

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #173

    kaichess

    and if 2. Nxd4?

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #174

    fazzax

    Why wouldnt black take with night or queen on d4. then all of whites plans are foiled and then black has counterplay right?! i think its weird when these chess puzzles involve the other side making stupid moves. 

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #175

    alcol67

    fazzax wrote:

    Why wouldnt black take with night or queen on d4. then all of whites plans are foiled and then black has counterplay right?! i think its weird when these chess puzzles involve the other side making stupid moves. 

    Above there are 10+ explanations why taking d4 with knight or queen leads to mate in 3 instead of 4.  In fact I like these puzzles cause are always based on the best move for each side.

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #176

    man-hattan

    2. ... Nxd4. o 2. ...Qxd4. ?? then, if 3.Be3... Nxe6. 4. Nxe6.. Kxe6..., and blacks are still alive. 

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #177

    man-hattan

    mmm rigth, 3. f4 is mate¡

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #178

    tiford

    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!)

    ye exactly what i thought, knight and queen are on it

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #179

    mmgestes

    tiford wrote:
    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!)

    ye exactly what i thought, knight and queen are on it

    I thought this too.  But, I realized what many people have already said, by moving knight or queen to D4, White moves pawn or bishop to F4, check mate.

     

    Sorry for the lack of protocol in my chess move descriptions. :)  I love reading everyone's posts.

     

    AND I loved this puzzle!  I think I would have gotten hung up trying to fork the Queen and Rook to see the mate opportunity.

    :)

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #180

    micaman994

    Easy because the king is in the center!!!


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