11/16/2012 - Mate in 4

  • #61
    eddysallin wrote:

    does kh7 help black ?

    I think this must have been covered already but here it is again...

    1... Kh7 2. g6# 

  • #62

    Nice One!

  • #63

    mate in 5 alternative :)

  • #64
    dufferps wrote:
    paulified22 wrote:
    xTheGreenKnightx wrote:

    also could be Qg8#

    You are right,Qg8 is a mate to.Good find

    No, 4.Qg8+ is answered by  4. ... Ng7

    And then it is too late for Nf4 to be checkmate because black King can then escape to f5.

    Thank's I missed the Ng7

  • #65

    Another mate in 5 alternative :) Also shows why Qg8 is not a checkmate

  • #66

    in posting #56 achintya4003 posed a mate-in-4 problem that was (for me) more difficult than today's daily puzzle. I had a hard time getting the third move.

    It should be noted thatin this puzzle the only worry was putting the black king in stalemate - otherwise eventual checkmate was inevitable.  But getting it in 4 moves was quite a challlenge.

  • #67

    very niceWink

  • #68
    achintya4003 wrote:

    white to move and mate in 4...

    achintya4003, I think there's an alternative solution to your puzzle...

    1. Ne5+ Kd2 2. Re3 Kd1 3. Nc3+ Kd2 4. Nc4#

    And this one...

    1. Nf4+ Kc3 2. Rd4 Kb3 3. Bc2+ Kc3 ( 3... Ka3 4. Ra4# ) 4. Ne2#

    There's a problem with the 'proper' solution though because 3... Kc3 leaves White unable to mate in 4 moves !
    Also in your alternative mate, 3... Ka4  means the king escapes via a4 !

  • #69

    not bad,

    You have solved this problem!

    4. Nf4# 

  • #70

    easy and interesting.......Smile

  • #71

    Easy but different.

  • #72

    Agreed Qg8 is not mate becuase of the knight!

  • #73

    another day, another puzzle

  • #74

    briansladovich

    Cool Knightmare !

     

    totally agree Smile

  • #75

    4.Qg8+,Ng7... so 4.Nf4#. Good day; bonne journée.

  • #76

    Like the sequence of moves here. Good puzzle!

  • #77
    foyn wrote:

    Why does black play Bf8 after white plays Qe8+? Why not Kh7?

    Foyn after that white plays g6#, not a good option for black
    Art
  • #78
    xTheGreenKnightx wrote:

    also could be Qg8#

    4.Qg8+,Ng7

  • #79

    gr8

  • #80

    Cool

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