I like the banter about continuing the attack, would have been helpful if that was added to the puzzle, after all it is Sunday and we do have time to think,,..
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whats the meaning? what was the learning point of this puzzle?
Escavating = the escalated excavation of the opponent's chess pieces..."quick captures"...first coined at chess.com...
mate in 3 1 Qxe8 any 2 Qxf7+ Kh8 3. Qxf7# if 1... Kh8 then 2 Qxf8#
Ng6(any) will prevent mate in 3
@ MrWangler...he can block with Ng8
wtf? escavating is not a word!!! do they mean excavating?
too ez, they should atleast let up play till the checkmate
dude.....that was really basic
Others may have pointed this out, but:1. ... Kh82. Qxf8+ Ng8 (2, Qxf8 was not mate)
Someone else (icfseth) pointed out that 1. ... Ng6 protects against 2. Qxf8
i do believe there is a forced mate/smothered mate with 1.Qxf7 Kh8, 2. Qxf8 Ng8 3. Nf7# and if black holds on by playing Neg6 but then white does h6 and its lights out for black
But it wasn't 1.Qxf7 - it was 1.Qxe7, and black has better responses than 1....Kh8