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Problem ID: 0043550
that's not the only White King move.
wow easy to get it rigth because of the first move but really hard to figure out why white as nothing better than Kf4
I missed the 2nd move... UNTIL I played Nd5+ and realised at the same time =( I even spent like 30 secs on it! stupid stupid stupid me.
really, if 2. Ke5 then Nc6 3. Kf4 or if 2. Ke3 then Nc2 3. Kd3 Nd4 4.Kd4 Nf3 wins! Yes I got 100%!!
why doesnt the king just go to e3? I would bet my lunch money that 80% people did not calculate this through they just thought the knight move looked nice
On 1. ...Ng5+ 2. Ke3 Nc2+ 3. Ksomewhere Nxd4! 4. Kxd4 Nf4 (forking king and rook)
I think it's better to show this variation in the problem.
UGH got it wrong because I did NOT rely on Kf4. I thought there was something better, and I only rely on blunders if I am lost beyond any hope of a draw.
Mac, in your scenario after 2. Ke5 black responds ... Nd3#
who voted mate in 1???
explain why he would move Kf4.
MightyRobot: Here are some variations:
Quittin' time ...
Thanks for the lines, personage. After your 1.Rg1 Ng5+ 2.Ke5, even better than what you have is 2...Nd3#.
No machu picchu.
no idea why kf4 is white's only move.
how is someone expected to calculate all that in the limited time provided?
@playchessnownick: 1...Ng5+ is a natural candidate move--White has three legal moves and you're supposed to analyze each one.
2.Ke5 leads to 2...Nd3#, and
2.Ke3 leads to 2...Nc2+ 3.Kd3 Nxd4 4.Kxd4 Nf3+
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