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Ok, I went for the easier mate in 3: 1. Ne7+ Qxe7 2. Qb3+ Qf7 3. Qxf7#
Very puzzling that the last move is recorded as 2. Nxe7+ instead of 2. Ne7#
I was actually hoping to see 1. ... fxg4 2. Bf7#, but expecting 1. ... Bg3+ 2. Qxh4 Bxh4 3. Rxf5 Nf6 4. Nxf6 Bxf6 5. Rxf6 Rf8 6. Rxf8#or 5. ... any other move 6. Bf7#
In this puzzle, it was pretty obvious that the queen would have to be sacrificed or traded. Black's response made it a sacrifice, but pulled the black queen out of position and enabled a quick mate.-----------------EDIT: - I was wrong about the Queen sacrifice or trade being necessary.1.Ne7+ is an alternative solution that does not involve a Queen sacrifice nor a Queen trade. In fact it is a better solution because it forces mate in 3.----------------
If there was any way black could have prevented the checkmate after 1. Qg4 I have been unable to find it.
It is rather sad that daily puzzle must simply rule out as "wrong" moves (such as 1.Ne7+) when they are really good alternatives. I think that Ne7+ actually forces a mate in 3, where black could have delayed the game longer with 1.Qg4...Bg3+.
with bishops blocking movement,needed way to check,knight was covered by queen,SAC and whack,all you had to do was get black Q to not be able to take white knight,mate in one if Q could not take knight,but CHESS.COM has plenty of queens to sac.required some thinking,and i like that they did noy say how many moves to mate.i would like to see that more often,it does make it harder to solve.have a good day chess heads!!!!!!!
Il faut dévier la dame noire pour ensuite mater avec le cavalier. Bonne journée.
what are you talking about? 1.Qg4+ FORCES black to capture the queen or block the check with the queen leading to a mate on the next move.
The whole point of puzzles is to find the fastest mate. many puzzles are given where there are several winning lines, but only one fastest and therefore correct line.
Happy Birthday to ME!
I understand why the queen was sacrificed but it still does not help me, I am warming to it as you guys do it so often
when will you ever give us a more challenging puzzle?
it should be Nf7#, pretty straightforward puzzle, all moves were forced
A good puzzle
Nice but easy one!
>In fact black may take fxg4, but next is Bf7#
I like this puzzle
isn't it Ne7#?
I always sacrifice my Queen... Can't understand why I keep losing !
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