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trickeeeeeeeeee... mate. pretty sneaky.
In response to the edward lasker vs george alan thomas puzzle, would white plays Be4 be an automatic checkmate. The way the puzzle plays it, it takes like 3 extra moves.
Black's bishop on b7 would then capture white's bishop on e4.
Why is this not more effective?
I was wondering about that move too. I think that on 1. Ra1, if black captures 1...Qxa1+ then black will be slightly better off in terms of material then after 1. Qc3, followed by white capturing the rook on f3. In your line, even down a queen, black would have a rook and bishop for the queen and pawn. Basically instead of black dropping a rook as in the puzzle line, black will be losing a queen for rook in your line. And after 1. Ra1 Qxa1+ 2. Qxa1 Rf8, black stops the white checkmate threat (beginning with 3. Qa8+) and saves the rook on f3.
took me a while to find, good puzzlelooking at this again, the game wouldn't be over for black with Qc3, Bb6 could change alot
not really cause white just takes the rook with the Queen and if black recaptures then white just takes with the pawn.
I think because it is roughly equal after ra1, QxR, QxQ, and then Rf8 (which is an improvement); whereas Qc3 wins.
how about white plays Rc7, either black Q or R blocks next will be taken out by the white R, and white Q takes black's g7 pawn and mate?
If 1. Rd7 then 1...Qc1+ 2. Rd1 Qxd1#.
After Bb6 ( or Bd4, both of which saves the checkmate threat) Qxf3 and white has a pawn and a rook for a bishop..... the material advantage and the passed e pawn is enough to decide the game.
In the Lasker puzzle.....I am very disappointed with the finish.... Kd2???I tried 0-0-0 and the puzle said wrong move :(0-0-0# is much more elegant....
One of my favorite chess puzzles. Try solving it all the way through before playing the first move. (It's more satisfying that way!)
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18. O-O-O# works too.
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