1/14/2012 - Mate in 7

  • #141

    fun one............

  • #142

    okay :) 

  • #143

    tough

  • #144

    ah

  • #145

    how can people plan seven moves ahead?

  • #146

    Come'onn!! Chess is losing its meaning, apparently. If the fastest checkmate is not the goal, then what is? Really mate, you lost me there. Not solved.

     

    __//__ EDIT:

     

    I withdraw my previous comments. It is a great puzzle indeed. Guess it's so great, one needsw time to properly get it. Thank you.

  • #147

    The puzzles are mostly about learning humility, I think.  However, if all moves are not forced, the puzzle is bogus!

  • #148

    ez

  • #149

    Bishop check on e6 is mate in two

  • #150

    OkEmbarassed

           This one's got me?? Y not take the Rook Insted of moving the king? I had mate in two also. Thats not an issue with me but not taking the rook drives me crazy. Wats up? Could someone out there please explainUndecided

  • #151

    why not bishob e6 ???!!1

  • #152

    Nice....

  • #153

    Wonderful

  • #154
    jamesing wrote:

    mate in 4

    1.Nxa7+Rxa7
    2.Qxd8+Kxd8
    3.Rad1+Kc8
    4.Re8#


    In 3. Rad1+,

    Black would not cooperate by playing 3. ... Kc8.  Instead, Black would interpose with the move 3. ... Bd2. 

  • #155

    Wow, What a puzzle! I think it's flawed for 2 reasons though. Black could have used his h3 bishop first to block check from the white rook, and that would have been protected by the black king. Also in the solution black loses tempo with a retreat to (c8?) rather than eating the unprotected rook in front of him (I think move 5). So I'm not sure I would follow this line exactly unless I thought little of my opponent. It's too big a leap of faith, and frankly I don't think it would work if black played stronger. That said, the ending is brilliant because the bishop simultaneously gives check AND protects the rook beyond the king. That's a great lesson to take from this puzzle. Thanks!

  • #156

    pathetic puzzle!!!

  • #157
    KumarAnkur wrote:

    well i am skeptical on the 5th Rxd7 move...


    After 5. Rxd7,

    Black has only 2 possible moves:

    The first option, 5. ... Kc8, the move played by Black in the puzzle, led to mate 2 moves later.

    The second option, 5. ... Kxd7, would also have lead to mate 2 moves later:

    6. Bb5+ Kd8, 7. Re8#

  • #158

    Very nice.

  • #159

    Why couldn't the king take the rook?

  • #160

    Damn.

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