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How do these puzzles even make it out to the game??? The forced path is often pure garbage. The 11/24/2017 puzzle is a 2 moves checkmate...
Nvm I overlooked the black knight position, but it still makes no sense that White doesnt start with eating the rook with the King
Not only did you see a "two move checkmate" that wasn't there, but you fail to see the folly of white playing Kxe4 on his first move. This allows black to play Nc5 forking the K and R and black still has drawing chances.
The text moves allows white to exchange rooks and win the knight on move 5 with a won endgame.
white wins the knight
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What type of puzzle is this?
A chess puzzle
Top notch endgame puzzle today!
for some clarification on when king vs. king and rook pawn/pawns is a draw. If the opposing king can block the pawn/pawns it doesn't matter how many rook pawns the other side has. Even six rook pawns cannot force the king to relinquish the key square!
And for a little fun not reallly having anything to do with today's puzzle, if you want to see six rook pawns check out this puzzle: https://www.chess.com/forum/view/more-puzzles/7-5-15-inside-jersey-magazine-chess-mate-puzzle!
I was thinking: 1. Nc6+ Ka8 2. Rb8# Should be a mate in 2 right?
So does that make it a draw ?
Not quite. Black survives with 2...Nxb8.
If white does that, black's knight can move to c5 that forks the king & rook
A chess puzzle??? What the hay?
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Wow! That was a lot of fun! I especially liked at the end how there was no way out for black!