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3/4/2014 - Revelation

  • #101
    dufferps wrote:
    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,

    Thanks dufferps. You're absolutely right of course. My stubbornness about my 3 move mate WAS difficult to let go of---and did add time to my search for the simpler solution. Good call.

  • #102

    piece of cake

  • #103

    The other weakness in mine is that 2. ...BxN is not forced. There are King moves options for Black, but in continuation those just lead to other major problems for him---with a White win inevitable.

  • #104

    easy

  • #105

    Wow, I completely missed that one.

  • #106

    Easy peasy..

  • #107

    meow......cute

  • #108

    Pretty nice.

  • #109

    Great puzzle...nice and easy :)

  • #110

    great puzzle but not first page

  • #111

    awesome..

  • #112

    why it is everytime so simple??

  • #113

    i never get 1st page!

  • #114

    i dont even get close!

  • #115

    nice puzzle

  • #116

    I guess.

    SZ.

  • #117

    GOOD PUZZLESmile

  • #118

    Easy derp

  • #119

    Every day I am getting closer to the first page. I am almost there. 

  • #120

    ahhhh

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