1/16/2013 - Mate in 4

notimee

So Easy really...

Mooreb

Nice easy puzzle

szammie

Nice.

SZ.

sayful333

Too easy

ThutmoseIII

I was blindsided. I was so into the smothered mate pattern that I failed to consider any alternatives.

xray

nice.......

FredBatchelor

ok

mwaltenburg

nice one

lbtr74aao
JacekK wrote:

 

I thought it would be smothered mate.

me too

vanhafford

Thanks for the lesson!

ReyRambler1960

Back rank.

Edneymb

nice

stanhope13

Ah well, good one.

davestar107

Not as efficient, but prettier is smothered mate:

1. Qd6+ Ka8  

2.Nc7+ Kb8  3.Na6+ (double check) Ka8

4.Qb8+ RxQ

5. Nc7++

kayzingzingy
Dellizium wrote:

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

I think you mean 5. Nc7# :)

JuanIvan

nice

mehrdad26

Hh

kayzingzingy
PAMetalBoss wrote:

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

kayzingzingy
ThutmoseIII wrote:

I was blindsided. I was so into the smothered mate pattern that I failed to consider any alternatives.

I think that was the point of this puzzle. To look at all combinations

abekiroz

nice oneLaughing