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great and easy
very nice puzzle... those pawns were very big obstacles...
way to go..!
Given the situation, it was obvious that white could not skip a tempo - every move had to be a check, and fortunately pawn positions were such that the last move could be checkmate.
I must now check out that the sequence of the checks (i.e., the exact time of the Bxg6+) is the only way. Obviously that as an initial move fails, because 2. Rg8+ is not checkmate - we must get the queen into action to checkmate from g8 after sacrificing the bishop. So Rh8+ is the first move. 1 ... Kxh8 allows the queen to come in: 2. Qf8+. Kh7 (1. ... Kg7, 2. Qf8#).
But why not 3. Bxg6+ at this point? Kxg6 is forced, and 4. Qg8 is checkmate.
EDIT: Whoops! Now I see. 3. ... Kxg6 would NOT be forced! We must first get rid of the f7 pawn that is protecting g6.
i tried it once.. that was pretty nice..
hoping that the daily puzzle will be like that
no bad at all. thanks.
4.Qf8+, will let you see the end.
Dang pawns! I kindasorta missed that the one on f7 even existed. Save for that (its ability to capture the bishop instead of the king doing it) I'd have had it right the first try.
Often overlook the pawns... this was a nice Ooooohhhhh.... moment
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