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Problem ID: 0029474
Queen supports rook for a side file mate.if white fights back by putting pieces in the way then you go up a queen to an easy endgame.
I totally missed that one. The value of these puzzles is that they push you into solutions you never would think about.
I did Qb6 :/ I still dunno what's wrong about it
@Mediocris: I think that's the point Hazeleyes is trying to make...
With ... Qb6, next move could be Re3 or Qe3 and you lose your superior position vis a vis Qa1. In the latter case if white is to prevent checkmate, both queen and rook will have to be sacrificed.
I did Qb6? too, still angry I missed an easy mate. After Qb6 Qd4 the endgame is drawish.
What if white moves the pawn to g3 or g4? It puts off a mate
g3 or g4 leads to a backrank mate after a series of checks
got it :)
Next move? En passant!
rh1 leads to mate too...
Dear Professor and Bob: Rh1 is just giving away your rook ( Kxh1 ) and yes, would lead to mate on black's king eventually!
Qb6 would just be blocked by Re3
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