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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++
qxd4 or nxd4 can't because of f4# (checkmate)
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#
black can play 4... Kc2 but 5. Bb3 mates anyways. I think that mate in 5 is much prettier although I would play Nf2+ instead just because :)
You just have to get the dark squared bishop involved.
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
and if 2. Nxd4?
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.
2. ... Nxd4. o 2. ...Qxd4. ?? then, if 3.Be3... Nxe6. 4. Nxe6.. Kxe6..., and blacks are still alive.
mmm rigth, 3. f4 is mate¡
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.
Easy because the king is in the center!!!
though unusual but pretty much predictable moves. Thanks for posting.
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