# 9/19/2013 - Mate in 4

• 19 months ago · Quote · #161

Is 3.Nc7 not a better solution?

• 19 months ago · Quote · #162

oops never mind.

• 19 months ago · Quote · #163

Kings Landing, good puzzle for problem solving! can't see how it can be played on a real board though.

• 19 months ago · Quote · #164

good

• 19 months ago · Quote · #165

good job, Kings_L

• 19 months ago · Quote · #166

great, but why would black take the knight and sac his queen?

• 19 months ago · Quote · #167
dkcoollike wrote:
coencwessel wrote:

Why not 3. Bh6?

because  Ng6.

• 19 months ago · Quote · #168
dkcoollike wrote:
coencwessel wrote:

Why not 3. Bh6?

because  Ng6.

There is a black pawn on Ng6, that would be an illegal move. ?

• 19 months ago · Quote · #169
vitali_10 wrote:

Alternative solution based on a different move by black - try it out!

Interesting try, but black has two choices on move three which avoid mate in four in your line:  3...h6 and 3...h5.

• 19 months ago · Quote · #170

There's actually 2 other ways to mate in 4. You can check with the night at 3:Nx37+ The absolutely only way for  black to get out of check is to take the night with the queen, and now the queen isn't protecting the black night so 4: qxn++

Also, you can move the Bishop 3: Bh6. There's no way for black to prevent QF8++. I tried both of those, before I gave up and looked at the solution. What am I missing?

• 19 months ago · Quote · #171

I always enjoy this section. Thanks in advance.

• 19 months ago · Quote · #172

easy

• 19 months ago · Quote · #173

• 19 months ago · Quote · #174

A difficult puzzle. Nice,

• 19 months ago · Quote · #175

good one

• 19 months ago · Quote · #176

Kind of obvious

• 19 months ago · Quote · #177

nice

• 19 months ago · Quote · #178

EASY

• 19 months ago · Quote · #179

GOOD