10/30/2013 - Crossing Paths

MSC157
acertaineffort wrote:

Nice!  I would have probably played 1.Bc3 in a real game, forcing mate in just a few moves more than is optimal.

On a less significant tangent, I wonder if I can get my 3rd consecutive "first" on the daily puzzle tommorow!

Check these links:

  1. http://www.chess.com/forum/view/daily-puzzles/872012---mate-in-3?page=1
  2. http://www.chess.com/forum/view/daily-puzzles/8212012---drop-back?page=1
  3. http://www.chess.com/forum/view/daily-puzzles/8252012---penrose-blau-1958?page=1
  4. http://www.chess.com/forum/view/daily-puzzles/8302012---blood-in-the-water?page=1
mvg17reddevil

Bh6, gxh6, Qh6#..much simpler way isn't it?

stanhope13

The Queen. God bless her.

Jorianhaak

leuke mat

abekiroz

nice one

pbazan

Great!!

xray

meow.....nice

Saeed-Ahmad

in real game i guess no one will make this bad position of black buship, queen and one knife when can see cleary heavy attak

Rampion

Nice! Just go by the rule of thumb, sac the queen and then proceed!

n_srinath93

pretty staright forward!! nice drill

ReyRambler1960

***Cool***

naffies

Easy

cp03008

Why not mate in 2 with 1.Ng6+ Kh7 2. Nxf8# ????

duduvlc

So easy!

@acertaineffort  better Ah6!? than Ac3. Right?

Prakash_singha

nice...

ClarkDMerrifield

With so many ways to force mate the queen sac is not something one would normally think about in this situation.  1. Ng6+ Kh7 2 Nxf8+ Kh8 3. Qg6 ... and black has nothing to stop mate only delay for a move by giving away queen with a check.

mighty_jp88
rupali1998 wrote:

very simple. 

:D

GS5556
mvg17reddevil wrote:

Bh6, gxh6, Qh6#..much simpler way isn't it?

gxh6 is not forced (Kh7, or Qxg2 giving black some defense... extends the game, at least).

Talin-huu

yeah!

Thresholder

WOW. That is unexpected. Not so simple to me. For other players below, maybe. This puzzle does make me want to reconsider how carefully I look at lines after sacrifices.