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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

• #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

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