# MATE IN 4 (HARD)

• 20 months ago · Quote · #1

• 20 months ago · Quote · #2

Your puzzle is incorrect.  Bxf5? Qxf5+ and black can  draw by perpetual.

• 20 months ago · Quote · #3

pretty easy

• 20 months ago · Quote · #4
Wrinn wrote:

Your puzzle is incorrect.  Bxf5? Qxf5+ and black can  draw by perpetual.

You are mistaken. After Qxf5+ the white King can simply escape to e7 and the black Queen can't do a perpetual check! Take a look at it!

• 20 months ago · Quote · #5

There's nothing wrong with this puzzle!

• 20 months ago · Quote · #6
• 20 months ago · Quote · #7

Why not  Ra2+Qxa2. Qb4+ and done and that is in 2 moves!?

sorry to fast a post. it´s not in two cos of kings diagonal.

nice 1

• 20 months ago · Quote · #8
MineScythe wrote:

pretty easy

Are you Garry Kasparov to say it's easy?!

• 20 months ago · Quote · #9
TempterMan wrote:
MineScythe wrote:

pretty easy

Are you Garry Kasparov to say it's easy?!

This is not even easy for me too..... He might also be Anand.

• 20 months ago · Quote · #10

Ah yes, Ke7 would escape the perpetual and still lead to a mate in 4, I checked myself.

Also, it actually was a pretty easy puzzle >.>  I solved it correctly the first time (I didn't see QxBf5 for whatever reason).

• 20 months ago · Quote · #11
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• 20 months ago · Quote · #12

That wasn't so hard...

• 20 months ago · Quote · #13
chessnaivete wrote:

Only 2 moves- 1. Ra2 Qa2  2. Qb4 mate

think first mate... your queen and king is in the same diagonal... after Qa2 you can not put your Q on b4...

• 20 months ago · Quote · #14

ez,

and 1. Ra2  Qa2, 2. Qb4# fails because it leads to the White Queen being pinned

• 20 months ago · Quote · #15
_Ravin wrote:

ez,

and 1. Ra2  Qa2, 2. Qb4# fails because it leads to the White Queen being pinned

opps you are right. silly me.

• 20 months ago · Quote · #16

preety damn.........

• 20 months ago · Quote · #17

preety damn.........

• 20 months ago · Quote · #18

Not that hard.

• 20 months ago · Quote · #19

Mate in two! Ra2#, QxR, Qb4 mate .... no?

• 20 months ago · Quote · #20

Perhaps this wasn't particularly hard for some but it isn't that obvious either - it held me up for long enough. That first move seemed improbable to me since black can then capture the bishop & check white. It takes time to realize that it isn't disastrous & white still always mates in 4.

So, not easy but a decent puzzle.