# 3/23/2013 - Over And Done

nice

good puzzle but was not that much difficult

Nice exercise in the controlled chase.

but queen to b8 is mate in 4

PIRATCH wrote:
slowhare wrote:

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.

pcfilho escribió:

pcfilho wrote:

Thanks for sharing that!

pcfilho wrote:

Dd8

Continuations could be:

6. ...   Kg6,  7. Qg8+  Kh5 (or ... Kh6),  8.Rh7#

or

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

darlochessenthusiast wrote:

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!

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".

slowhare wrote:
PIRATCH wrote:
slowhare wrote:

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.

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

darlochessenthusiast wrote:

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!

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.

This was a mate in 3. I d not understand the purpose of running through a bunch of unnecessary moves?

um...............

doesn't 1. Qb8+ also take care of things?