10/12/2012 - Mate in 4

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scofield_vn

good puzzle

MaksimsR

good

BLACK_STAR_RIDER

smart thingTongue Out

kingbilal

no. 21

rspatel

itwas hard.

stm01

ok

Godseeker

very good

dengtungwang

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IncrediBill

The Black Bishop was a thorn in White's side, and somehow White needed to get his Knight onto the square where the Queen was standing without losing any tempo.  

The Rook sacrifice was a nice move to get the Black Bishop into a position where White could capture it.  But even better was the second move by White which delayed the capture of the Bishop by one move. That way, when the Bishop was eventually captured on the third move, Black would be forced to move his King to safety.

If White had have captured the Bishop on the second move, then Black would have had the tempo to create an escape route for the King. This puzzle demonstrates the strategy of "patience".

yosri_ismailov

Finally..

IIMKing
IncrediBill wrote:

The Black Bishop was a thorn in White's side, and somehow White needed to get his Knight onto the square where the Queen was standing without losing any tempo.  

The Rook sacrifice was a nice move to get the Black Bishop into a position where White could capture it.  But even better was the second move by White which delayed the capture of the Bishop by one move. That way, when the Bishop was eventually captured on the third move, Black would be forced to move his King to safety.

If White had have captured the Bishop on the second move, then Black would have had the tempo to create an escape route for the King. 

Good comment; great puzzle.

DebAnt

got it

nazcko

cool

kaichess

nice

senormouse2001

Nice one!

Shivakc

nice puzzle

mazengsa

:)

monkeybrainzz

nice one

GertiX

i didnt see that coming