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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    omegapet

    Wird solution... biship should take the queen first.. i dont get it why not..

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    RetGuvvie98

    omegapet,

    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#

     

    regards,

    moderator

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    RetGuvvie98

    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.Wink

    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:

    http://blog.chess.com/batgirl/content-summary3

    check out the column of 'stuff' below her avatar on the right.

     

    best regards, happy chess.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    fraggle_jock

    thanks RetGuvvie.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    Asobimasho

    A puzzle starting with black taking white's queen might be good

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    TheGreatKing1

      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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    MonkeyMagic

    Looks like Legal's mate if bishop takes queen. Bxf7+, Ke7, Nd5#.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    TheGreatKing1

    Uh, oh here comes 'batman'Frown

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    Abhishek2

    Solved 0:07.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    Abhishek2

    Solved 0:02.

     

    Oh, this is the second time I've done this problem in a span of 15 hours.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #11

    Justified08

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #12

    Justified08

    Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #13

    Justified08

    0:05

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #14

    Scottrf

    Moved the mouse to the bishop in anticipation. Normally they want you to mate.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #15

    gondola

    sorry my internet is slow!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #16

    visconti2012

    My internet is slow too! And I was watching teevee!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #17

    Frankem51

    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.  

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #18

    Scottrf

    ? White is a piece ahead.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #19

    FacemanBDSC

    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 ;)

  • 23 months ago · Quote · #20

    Lawdoginator

    LOL, still a lot of potential. 

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