What would have happened if black on his fifth move had played K to g7. Would the knight have checked him? This would fork the king and the rook, and would be damaging for black, but it would hardly be decisive. CAN SOME-ONE ANSWER ME PLEASE - I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE ANSWER!
Black probably can improve.
good puzzle but was not that much difficult
Nice exercise in the controlled chase.
but queen to b8 is mate in 4
not an easy mate from where it ends
a) 6...Kg6 7 Qg8+ Kh6 8 Rh7#
b) Your line is far too complicated: 6...Kh6 7 Qh8+ Kg6 8 Qg8+ Kh6 9 Rh7# Simply use the Rf7 as a blocking line ...
7...Kg5 instead of Kg6 will stretch that line out as well.
What about this "mate in 3" problem? Can you solve it?
Thanks for sharing that!
Continuations could be:
6. ... Kg6, 7. Qg8+ Kh5 (or ... Kh6), 8.Rh7#
6. ... Kh6, 7. Qh8+ Kg5, 8.Qf6+ Kh5, 9. Rh7#
I think it's easier and better to mate black by first moving the queen to B8
After the exchange white's rook would be pinned to the king, not a wise move.
Nice, Dirty Dance!
"Over And Done"? Who comes up with these titles? This puzzle should be named "Eventually over and done after chasing the King thru a half dozen moves".
It seems as if White mates in 9 from the starting position of the puzzle!
Edit: dufferps (see post #101) was faster!
tough puzzle nice
I think white would respond with 6.Ng5+. Looking at the continuations after 6. ... Qxf5, 7.Rxf5, I see that white wins.
I'll come back and edit this as I examine other black responses to 6.Ng5+.
EDIT:Whoops. 6.Ng5 is impossible/illegal. I meant 6.Nf5+
And after trying several lines, I am inclined to agree with darlochessenthusiast, I think black is in quite a strong position after 5....Kg7. ---- One line:
5. ... Kg7,6. Nf5+ Kh7,7. Nxd4 Qxd4, (My rook is pinned.8. Qc7+ Kh8,9. Qg3 Nd4,10.Qh3+ Kg8,11.Qg3+ Qg7,12.Qxg7+ Kxg7,13.Rd2 Ne5 Too many variations to play out, but I see a draw as most likely.