3/4/2014 - Revelation

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humanistmind

I had 3 moves. 1. RxR NxR  2. Ne8+ BxN 3. Qd8# The 2 move solution...obviously better.

Albert_DC

Simple yet elegant.

Texesa

nice

dufferps

It took me a while to see this stunninbg 2-move combo,

PANDU_DEWANATA

obvious

anmolthakur90

again failed to solve...........Frown

robertkeitz111

cool!

vikhramviki

yes

glsmith

Cool

dufferps
humanistmind wrote:

I had 3 moves. 1. RxR NxR  2. Ne8+ BxN 3. Qd8# The 2 move solution...obviously better.

Interesting thought process here.  Once you see this mate-in-3,  the mate in 2 solution (which uses much the same mating situation - Queen, protected by the d1 Rook, mates on an adjacent-diagonal square) becomes all the more obvious,  But once we see a sure-fire forced mating combo, it is hard to shift and look for something better.  Only if we are told there is a "mate-in-2" solution do we look any burther,

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SukantK3p4

eazy

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