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White to mate in 4 (or 6)
Nice; I played fxg5+, I wonder if it makes any difference.
Nice, did you make it up or find it someplace?
BTW the correct heading is "Mate in 5" not "4 or 6" and the solution should be shown as follows:
1. Qg5+ Bxg5 2. hxg5+ Kh53. Rh8 Qc8+ (3...Qh8 4.g4#; 3...Qg3+ 4.Kg3 any Rh7#) 4.Rc8 f5 5.g4#
Since Black can postpone mate for five moves that is the "main line" technically 3...Qh8 and 3...Qg3+ are both incorrect because they permit mate in 4 instead of 5, so they are variations of the solution - which consists of the loser dragging things out as many moves as possible.
Thanks for the correction. I found this beauty in my tactics database.
There is no difference.
Playing 3. Rg7 though is clearly losing, as white now cannot capture the black queen after 3... Qc8+.
Only that 5. g4+ isn't mate. 5. Rh8 is the correct response. This is mate in 6.
Only that 5. g4+ isn't mate. 5. Rh8 is the correct response. This is mate in 6. shoopi
I guess I picked the wrong day to start correcting puzzles...
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