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It's a mate in 6 by the way.
There are a lot of variations.
I think that this was the fastest mate...could you post a different variation?
1. Nf3+ Kh8 2. Rxh2#
Yes I already wrote that one on the puzzle.
Thanks a lot.
I still don't see any other variations that mate...It would be nice if you actually looked before posting a comment and it would be even nicer if you posted at least 1 of the "lots of variations".
Well, I personally found this devastatingly hard (as you said it might be). On move 3, I kept trying Qh5 and Qh6, but they're both "incorrect." Then on move 4, I carelessly played Qxh7, which was clearly "incorrect" as well. Finally, the last move proved very tricky indeed. I was sure I had it when I played 6...Qh1#, only to be wrong once more. After reconsidering for some time, I triumphantly played Rg7#. Unfortunately, there was still some subtlety I must have been missing, because this wasn't right, either. I then got stuck for quite a while, but eventually (after some lengthy analysis) I hit upon the unique solution: 6...Qh2#!!
Problem solved! (at no small cost to my sanity)
1, ...Rxh2 2. Kxh2, Ng4+ 3. Kh1 or g1, Qh5 4. Whatever, Qh2#
This, like 1. Nf3+ Kh8 2. Rxh2# variation, relies on your opponent making a crappy move and retreating the King back into his hole instead of pursuing the Knight, which also leads to mate, just not as fast.
Great, a very fun puzzle.
I think that some people ( obviously people who don't spend a lot of time calculating moves ) might play Kh1 because they though that gxf3 would weaken there king too much ( they were right there ) so instead they played Kh1 without seeing the threat of Rxh2#
Qxh7 works as well.
Are there any other mating variations?
There is a perpetual check variation.
I'm still looking for another way to find mate...
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