# 10/4/2012 - Nrashkin-Kikhayev, correspondence 1965

Piece of cake.

nice

Difficult puzzle but nice.

huleh

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why not Qd5 instead of Qb3?

Easy

Straight forward

simple! and there is another way for black to tackle this!!

Took some thought - all I ask.

Pie.

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lol easy

wpkoppen wrote:
billfromportland wrote:

Anyone else see   2. Ra7+    also forces a mate?

It forces mate, but only in five moves (3. ... Ka8), whereas this solution is mate in four.

Yep

After 2:Ra7+, black has four options:
2. ... Kc8,  3.Qxc7#
2. ... Kb8,  3.Qxc7#
2. ... Kb6,  3.Qxc7#
2. ... Kxa7,  3.Qxc7+  Now black has two options:

3. ... Ka6,  4.Ra1#
3. ... Ka8,  4.Ra1+  Qa6, 5.Rxa6#

Hmm played Ra7+ well it was good anyways.

nice:

You have solved this problem!

4. Rxa6#

You were one move from mate,so you needed to keep black in check which was not to hard to do 1.Ra8+...Kb7, 2.Qb3+...Kxa8, 3.Ra1+...Qa6, 4.Rxa6#,every move was forced,my hardest move to find was 2.Qb3.Thank's Chess.Com,good day chess head's

very nice play

lol easy!!!