# 3/8/2012 - Vink - Gulko, Corus B 2001

g5 Qf7#.

Got it!

hmm:)

The reverse queen sacrifice! White keeps his queen and black loses his- it's rare to see that in these puzzles.

raju28 wrote:

why black queen scarified?

because is the only way to delay the checkmate with g4++

Why would the queen take the pawn!

what.... it seems like the queen sacrifice is complety unneeded and redundant.. the result is the same... why lose a peice jsut to dealy the exact same thing happening by one move?

llamatoe wrote:

what.... it seems like the queen sacrifice is complety unneeded and redundant.. the result is the same... why lose a peice jsut to dealy the exact same thing happening by one move?

Because optimal play requires delaying your loss as long as possible- you never know if your opponent will blunder and let you turn things around.

thenovice wrote:

Because optimal play requires delaying your loss as long as possible- you never know if your opponent will blunder and let you turn things around.

yeah, but by moving your queen there... it pretty much tells your opponent that.. "hey! im moving my queen here so u dont mate me with your pawn!"  the only way your oppoent could lose is if he didnt see the move.. and so maybe you shouldnt make it so obvious

Proud that I found this in less than 10 seconds. Lovely puzzle.

stupid... and... this is...bad... i ain't like it... queen for pawn...huh...

Nice but black is doomed again!

too easy

ka7th wrote:
raju28 wrote:

why black queen scarified?

its to stop 2. g4#

but if black just pushes his own g-pawn, doesn't it stop the mate since he now has an escape square?

sivartalappes wrote:
ka7th wrote:
raju28 wrote:

why black queen scarified?

its to stop 2. g4#

but if black just pushes his own g-pawn, doesn't it stop the mate since he now has an escape square?

Push the g-pawn instead of stopping g4?  Congratulations, you just allowed White to pull Qf7# a move early.

Bxe4 works as well

ok

PawnPace2012 wrote:

Bxe4 works as well

Bxe4 can't force mate in 3.