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White to win in 4 moves?


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    Jonevir_Malabuyoc


    Hello there, I saw this chess puzzle in a local chess club. According to the paper it is white to move and mate in 4. But is that possible?? I havingdifficulty in getting it in 4 moves. The players in the chess club said that it seems to be impossible in 4 moves but possible in 3 moves?

    Have guys have any solutions out there that will solve the puzzle in 4 moves for white?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    Jonevir_Malabuyoc

    Hmmm but what if instead of e takes the knight that will be on f5, will it still be 4 moves if the g pawn takes the knight? 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    planeden

    tonydal wrote:

    1 Nf5 ef 2 Rxh7 Re1+ (presumably the move you're missing) 3 Rxe1 and mate next.


    yep, that was the move i was missing.  one of those "proud i got it, who cares if i noticed the delay check" moments, though. 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    Jonevir_Malabuyoc

    My point is if e taking the knight would be the best move for black?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    MaddFunn

    black to move??

    Black to move doesnt have any mate in 4....

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    planeden

    since it delays mate by one move, i think that yes it is. 

    if he doesn't take the knight then it is mate next move with Qh8 or Qg7.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    Jonevir_Malabuyoc

    MaddFunn wrote:

    black to move??

    Black to move doesnt have any mate in 4....


    It's white to move and win in 4 moves

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #8

    Jonevir_Malabuyoc

    what do you mean by splitting hairs?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #9

    Jonevir_Malabuyoc

    I am just asking anyway. Besides it has to be the best move in it

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #10

    Dragec

    Jonevir_Malabuyoc wrote:

    I am just asking anyway. Besides it has to be the best move in it


    The best move would be to resign IMO. Cool

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #11

    Dragec

    Jonevir_Malabuyoc wrote:
    MaddFunn wrote:

    black to move??

    Black to move doesnt have any mate in 4....


    It's white to move and win in 4 moves


    Read the text beneath the puzzle, it says black to move. So you'd better edit the diagram if you want to avoid misunderstanding. Wink

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #12

    Jonevir_Malabuyoc

    Dragec wrote:
    Jonevir_Malabuyoc wrote:
    MaddFunn wrote:

    black to move??

    Black to move doesnt have any mate in 4....


    It's white to move and win in 4 moves


    Read the text beneath the puzzle, it says black to move. So you'd better edit the diagram if you want to avoid misunderstanding.


    lol that's why I put the titled 'White to win in 4 moves' and put some description in order to lessen the confusion

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #13

    Jonevir_Malabuyoc

    It's fine. I sorted it. Happy now?Cool

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #14

    Jonevir_Malabuyoc

    Interesting..

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #15

    Gwyllem

    how does it work?  the pieces don't move.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #16

    Gwyllem

    didn't get the pieces to move but it's 3 moves.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #17

    Deranged


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