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Problem ID: 0045794
hardie, but got it =)
u can also go to rook to h5 and win just as fast
Yes, I choose Rh4 also and think that most people in a real game with just over 2 min left in the game go Rh4 but who is to say?
Why not move Rh4?
Gwyllem, I got it wrong too, but after looking at it...if the rook moves like that, then black would just move his pawn to f6. Then, when it comes time for the checkmating, the white Queen can't land on h7 because the black bishop is guarding it still, and if she lands on h8 the black King can escape to the newly opened f7.
yes, me needs to look at the inside moves - the move within the move!
Very sweet puzzle.
What about 3...Qg5? Kh8, 4...Rh4# oh its a move too long my bad
whaouu great ..
not that easy to find it on time ...
Not difficult for me.
The rook sacrifice was a darn good deflection.
I looked at the rook sacrifice first, but decided it wouldn't go anywhere. But it sure came in handy two moves later! +10.
(Totally missed the pawn on e2 though. D'oh!)
waste the first 35 seconds studying it but atleast i got it right
huh im probably missing something vital here..but why couldn't black move Re8 to avoid mate instead of pushign the pawn???
Bad puzzle- Why make a puzzle with more than one answer? It's not fair, to call a mate wrong!
A deflection worthy of the name.
I'm looking at this puzzle again, and the many people suggesting Rh4 for an alternate last move. But it doesn't work - Black would play ...Qxc3!
That would stop the mate on h8, the bishop stops the mate on h7, and white's bishop on c2 is now pinned. Plus, as a bonus for black, they are now threatening their own mate in 1, ...Qxc2#!
Once again, TT really has come up with the right answer, despite our best efforts to prove otherwise.
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