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3/15/2012 - Mate in 4

  • #1
  • #2

    1st!

  • #3

    ok

  • #4

    woooohoooo

  • #5

    Tools^ :D jk

  • #6

    I think there is a second solution, starting with 1. Nh6+ Kh8  2. Qf7 threatening 3. Qg8+ and 4. Nf7#.

  • #7

    Nice.

    SZ.

  • #8

    nice

  • #9

    shiz! That was easy but tasty

  • #10

    not a straight forward one...moves are critical to mate in 4!!!

  • #11

    I got it but why doesn't black take the rook?  It still delays the unavoidable mate... but I just think it makes more sense to take the rook... tell me if I am wrong =p

  • #12
    blempka wrote:

    I got it but why doesn't black take the rook?  It still delays the unavoidable mate... but I just think it makes more sense to take the rook... tell me if I am wrong =p


     i think then Qh6 and Qxh7 will mate. XD, not sure

  • #13

    Cool

  • #14

    wow! First page, nice!

  • #15

    Done....

  • #16

    If 1. Nh6+ Kh8 2. Qxf7, I believe black has only one move to stop mate in four, which is 2...g6.  I was looking at that line too but couldn't find the mate in four after 2...g6.

  • #17
    blempka wrote:

    I got it but why doesn't black take the rook?  It still delays the unavoidable mate... but I just think it makes more sense to take the rook... tell me if I am wrong =p


     Good, but not sure why the black Knight does not take the White rook at move #2 too.

    If you're going to go, at least go fighting :)

  • #18
    Splane wrote:

    I think there is a second solution, starting with 1. Nh6+ Kh8  2. Qf7 threatening 3. Qg8+ and 4. Nf7#.


     Splane,

    I see what route you thinking of when you mention the move sequence to mate; however, I found that with your prescribed moves, Black as ample opportunity to delay checkmate... even if it is for a few more moves. A few examples are below.

    I stopped where I did because at that point in the game White seems to be in enough control that the following moves do not need to be explained.
    Hope this helps you.  I am just trying to get more "involved" in things like this ;)
  • #19

    hardly a puzzle

  • #20

    Smile

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