10/12/2012 - Mate in 4

galaxie

Too early to think about this one

limix87

very nice!!

Ludanto272

Good puzzle

altinyzeiri

one move mistakeTongue Out

xray

another real enjoyable one.....

sighbeerguy

Hey ! What is this ?

I had to think a bit this time!

Kisa2003

goodLaughing.

Damus_Graves

hm

BryanCFB

The key was 2. Qd6+, the in between check which allowed queen takes bishop to come with check, thus forcing checkmate.

AssassinSniper

I like it but i would have liked to kill all his peices first

Phantomnight

Screen the Queen

Spartan_Titans

Queen block !!

vanhafford

Thanks for the lesson!

abekiroz

nice one

MartinUKL

I would not have got that in a million years!.

Aerie-Burial
luutzen wrote:

easy

Coming from a sub 1100 player.

Ray-D-OActive

Took some time to get this one...

Chris_Coffey

The sac wasn't obvious to me. Good puzzle.

ratebabb

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.

ReyRambler1960

Brilliant.