11/24/2011 - Mate in 4

  • #181
    crazyabtchess wrote:

    on the first page.......solved it but sill figuring out why black queen not took white queen in first move. lol


    because if black queen did that, white rook would have instantly checkmated by capturing black rook.  White pawn prevents black king from escaping if white rook captures black rook.

  • #182

    I had a hard time with the first move for some reason, but after that things fell into place.

  • #183
    MesteruM wrote:

    why didn't the blak queen take the white queen in the first?


    because white would follow with rxf8, which would be checkmate. it is very tempting to take the free queen...but it's bait for a much bigger move...mate

  • #184

    grf

  • #185

    good not so good enough...

  • #186

    good one!

  • #187

    Giambattista Lolli checkmating pattern in action. 

  • #188
    MesteruM wrote:

    why didn't the blak queen take the white queen in the first?


    cause when white rock takes black rock its checkmate

  • #189

    very good

  • #190

    nice...

  • #191

    :D

  • #192

    nice one

  • #193

    cool problem

  • #194

    Very nice Laughing

  • #195

     nice puzzle

  • #196

    snazzy

  • #197

    ok 

  • #198

    nice

  • #199
    MesteruM wrote:

    why didn't the blak queen take the white queen in the first?


     rook takes rook mate

  • #200

    Simple is as simple does - but not all that simple really

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