12/22/2011 - Mate in 4

  • #1
  • #2

    First!

  • #3

    Why so late again?

  • #4

    We also have:

    2. Rh6+   Kg7

    3. Qg6+   Kf8

    4. Rg8#

  • #5

    Excuse me Willyswinner
    when2. ....kg7, white is being checked by the rook behind the Black king 

  • #6

    First page! Nice puzzle .... Cool

  • #7

    Too obvious.

  • #8

    first page again.... nice puzzle but came late

  • #9
    have_fun wrote:

    Excuse me Willyswinner
    when2. ....kg7, white is being checked by the rook behind the Black king 


    Ahhh.... I missed that too. I was thinking of Willyswinner's solution.

     

    The pg8N move was also an obvious "classic puzzle" move, but the (wrong) solution above just seemed so much more straight-forward.

  • #10

    It took me way to long to work out why 1. Rh6 isn't checkmate.  I thought I was losing my mind for a minute there.  Good lord.  Coffee!

    That said, the actual solution is forcing in all kinds of interesting ways that never seem to turn up in my games.

  • #11

    Pressure+, Pressure+, Pressure+, Mate.  Good Puzzle.

    1st Page?...Everyone must be on the road for The Holidays....Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to ALL!

  • #12

    Actually, there is mate in 2:

    1. h6+ / g7
    2. Qh7++
  • #13

    yeah .. ur ryt mike!.theres a 2 move.. :))

  • #14

    Nice!

    SZ.

  • #15
    Mikeliu wrote:

    Actually, there is mate in 2:

    h6+ / g7 Qh7++

    1 ... Kg7+ is discovered check. Read post #5.

  • #16
    Mikeliu wrote:

    Actually, there is mate in 2:

    h6+ / g7 Qh7++

    Nope - After 1 R - h6+,  1 ...  k x g7  uncovers a rook check on the white king which must be dealt with.

  • #17

    Why doesn't this appear on the chess.com front page today?

  • #18
    nice...
  • #19

    ugh i didnt promote to a knight

  • #20

    Dang it. Still, good tactic.

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