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How should White deal with 1. ...Rc3+ intending 2. ...Qc8? Sorry, I'm a bit sleepy so I might be missing something obvious.
Couldn't tell you, I just finished a game and black played the way it did, I was happy with my mate, so I decided to make it a puzzle. It is not perfect and this is my first posting on this forum, I agree it would be a better mate because there are many ways black would mate, but my pressure on his rook and queen were too much and I guess that they missed the opportunity, I apologize for any of the moves that they missed. I hope you enjoyed the puzzle :)
1. Rb5 Qa8 2.Rb7 Rf8 and as far as i can see its deadlock!
After 1.Rb5 Qa8 2.Rb7?? White's K is too exposed and is easy target for a mating attack beginning with 2....Qa3+ when 3.Kd2 is forced. Else 3.Ke2 Rc2+ 4.Kd1 Qd3+ 5.Ke1 Qe2# is checkmate.
After 2.....Qa3+ 3.Kd2 White's K get mated: 3....Qc3+ 4.Ke2 Qc2+ 5.Kf3 Qd1+ 6.Kg2 Rc2+ 7.Kh3 Qh5# is checkmate
So White is forced to "clinch" to get a draw by repetition of position with 2.Ra5 Kb8 3.Rb5 Qa8 4.Ra5 Qb8 5.Rb5 Qa8 6.Ra5 Draw by repetition
Cute puzzle, very basic. Good way to show off some basics.
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