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Wanted to edit and deleted by missclick:) Anyway it was solved, thanks to everyone.
If I'm not mistaked, f3 saves the day for white temporarily. He will, of course, die another day because he is down so much material.
Not mate because the f3 pawn blocks the bishop's attack. However after 1. f3 Bxf3 I think mate is still inevitable.
Ke2 avoids mate for the moment. White should mate soonafter however, although the continuation is probably extremely difficult to spot (I certainly can't find it.)
Yep my mistake, Bxf3 and the situation is pretty much the same.
No not yet. e5 and the queen is forced to move and blocked from a8. Black will gather considerable material from that point forward, however, and I wouldn't be surprised if White is forced to sac a piece or maybe even the queen to prevent mate.
And you are right again:) I think you have just solved my life-chessproblem:)
White can certainly defend from mate in 1, although he will still lose.
after e5 its just Qxf2#
How can the queen take f2 when the bishop is blocking its path? If you don't take with the bishop, then the pawn is blocking the path.
We weren't referencing e5 immediately. The line was f3 Bxf3 e5
1. f3 Qxa1+. Not mate, but still an easy win.
0-0-0 is illegal
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