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Problem ID: 0084820
Wird solution... biship should take the queen first.. i dont get it why not..
good question. this is Legal's Mate.
a. Look at how many squares the black king can move to, if forced to move.
b. from the start: 1. ... Bg4 (a flawed move), 2. Nxe5! if black takes white's queen, 2. ... Bxd1
white can respond: 3. Bxf7+ forcing black to move 3. .... Ke7. From there, he has 'only' one move - Kf6 available, but even that is removed after
c. 4. Nd5#
it is really amazing that such a simple and elementary mate is obtuse to some highly rated folks here - who must not be looking for it at all. 1841 after the first 149 attempts.
I teach this to all my students - mostly elementary kids - at ages 5-10. then, when playing them, I try to pull it on them.
check this out, http://blog.chess.com/batgirl/mating-patterns-i and scroll down on the last one on the left column.
for your browsing pleasure:
check out the column of 'stuff' below her avatar on the right.
best regards, happy chess.
A puzzle starting with black taking white's queen might be good
Made no sense to me.. I take queen with Bishop,when I can.. Unless I have an easy checkmate... Which there wasn't in this situation.
Looks like Legal's mate if bishop takes queen. Bxf7+, Ke7, Nd5#.
Uh, oh here comes 'batman'
Oh, this is the second time I've done this problem in a span of 15 hours.
Please be relevant, helpful & nice!
Moved the mouse to the bishop in anticipation. Normally they want you to mate.
sorry my internet is slow!
My internet is slow too! And I was watching teevee!
I understand the point about Legal's Mate but because Black has to take the offered sacrifice, the solution leaves White just a pawn ahead though Black is way behind in development. But I suppose that's the point.
? White is a piece ahead.
Legal´s Mate! I checkmated already three guys here on chess.com using this trap! And as i can see from the comments - there is still a lot of potential ;)
LOL, still a lot of potential.
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