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So Easy really...
Nice easy puzzle
I was blindsided. I was so into the smothered mate pattern that I failed to consider any alternatives.
I thought it would be smothered mate.
Thanks for the lesson!
Ah well, good one.
Not as efficient, but prettier is smothered mate:
1. Qd6+ Ka8
2.Nc7+ Kb8 3.Na6+ (double check) Ka8
other way: 1. Qd6+ Ka8 2. Nc7+ Kb8 3. Na6+ Ka8 4. Qb8+! Rxb8 5. Kc7#
I think you mean 5. Nc7# :)
What's wrong with using smothered mate in 5? So it takes one move longer, so what? How is that incorrect? Someone explain that to me, I think it's absurd.
Because it says mate in 4 not just mate in general. It's not wrong in a real game it's just not following directions
I think that was the point of this puzzle. To look at all combinations