3/15/2012 - Mate in 4

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gambit_rj

1st!

Jacob30

ok

Paulcox1972

woooohoooo

emjose9

Tools^ :D jk

Splane

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

szammie

Nice.

SZ.

aj6783

nice

shekfoo

shiz! That was easy but tasty

ocmn6

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

blempka

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

gonee
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

Niceland

Cool

kaiminsh

wow! First page, nice!

arun_kumar_a

Done....

BryanCFB

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.

NathanHoward1
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 :)

blempka
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 ;)
wouterkabouter

hardly a puzzle

Cristian_Gh

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