1/16/2013 - Mate in 4

onthehouse

Good.

alanpie

AWESOME

Nazgulsauron

The smothered mate is a much more pleasing option :P

GrimmReaper59

The smothered mate works too, but it takes 5 moves

Ray-D-OActive

Oh yes.....

deepak64

very good puzzle.

bankoscarpa

nice puzzle. I love the mates in 4+. 

I was also looking for the smothered mate. haha Anytime there is a knight around that corner it is a good idea to have that idea. :)

Texesa

easy

cena_warrior
JacekK wrote:

 

I thought it would be smothered mate.

i thought so too.. turns out the actual solution to be much better :D

robvdb

Cool

yoursisnodisgrace

Nice

senormouse2001

Nice one

CalculatingXray

easy

Dellizium

other way: 1. Qd6+ Ka8 2. Nc7+ Kb8 3. Na6+ Ka8 4. Qb8+! Rxb8 5. Kc7#

briansladovich

Cool Nice Knight/Queen teamwork.

resa1234

4. Qd8#

frag1970

Smile

paulified22

Easy one,all move's were check,and all forced except move three,if black move's 3.Nxe8...Kc8, 4.Qc7#.Thank's Chess.Com,good day chess head's.Title made it sound harder,but it was not hard at all!!!

ericthefish
Disgruntled_Sheep wrote:

Even if I was presented with this mate in a game, I would completely ignore it for the rare opportunity to get a Philodore's mate!

Know what you mean... think I would play Kc8 as black out of spite! Cool

PIRATCH

Smouthered mate is also possible! (Stupid Puzzle!) But it's mate in 5 ... Surprised

3 Na6+ Ka8 (3...Kc8 4 Qc7#) 4 Qb8+ Rxb8 5 Nc7#

In a real game if you "only" see the smouthered mate, just play it. Don't look for a faster way!