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Not in 3... Is not a forced mate.
here is the variation you missed out.
sharroc posted: 1.Qf4 d4!! Then what?
im confused whether u mean really 1....d4 or 1.....exd4..!!
1...e4 is still mate in 3 shown above, what about after 1...Kb4
That's convenient lol
Doesn't 1.Kb2+ mate in three in a more reliable way ?
1...Kxd4 2.Nd6 (whatever) 3.Qc3#
EDIT : Ok, 1.Qf4 works. Due to 1.Qf4 Kb4 2.Qd2+ Kc5 3.Qc3# !
Thank You!! :)
nice catch irontiger
what do you mean nice catch??? black can,t be mated in 3 moves with Kb2..black would simply rply with 1....Kxd4
i supposed no one has yet solved it!!!lol
i meant nice catch that you can mate in 3 after Qf4 Kb4
Would you mind reading #11 again ? Agreed, I typoed 1...Kxe4 instead of ...Kxd4, but it wasn't hard to understand.
im concerned with the erroneous variation you have posted in #11, thus:
--you are very confident that you have used the word "whatever" the above variation, pressuming that black will be mated whatever his 2nd move..well, sadly you missed 2....... Kd3 by black
where is mate then, irontiger???
True. I thought for some reason that Black's king could not move.
Then 1.Qf4 it is, with the variants already given by previous posters :
1...Kb4 2.Qc2+ Kc5 3.Qc3#
1...exf4 2.Kc3 and 3.b4#
1...exd4 2.Qd6+ Kb5 3.Qb6#
1...e4 2.Kc3 and 3.Qd6#.
there were already 341 who viewed this puzzle and yet no one was able to succeed solving it,,lol
I gave all the variations (not all due to me) in #19, so I guess we can claim to have solved it, can't we ?
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