# 4/17/2018 - One Powerful Move

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tingtong99 wrote:

WooHoo! FIRST PAGE!

Easy puzzle. You have to just block the Black King's only escape squares which are on the 6th rank to force a checkmate with h4#.

Probably not that easy for you @tingtong99. It took you 10 minutes to solve it and before you could edit your original comment as shown below ;-)

Create the box: lots of poor players give checks: aa

Now that’s easy

simple but good one

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m_connors wrote:

Wow . . . already? Not as easy as some might suggest. White has the King trapped, true enough. But mate is still many moves away (but inevitable) if White (and Black) make all the best moves. Got the restricted Rook move, but not the eventual mate. [...]

after the rook move, trapping the black king, mate is just one move away:

h3-h4#

The only thing black can do about it is to sacrifice his rook, but without the rook, the game is over, too.

Huh? Interesting!

Nice trick.

"tingtong99 (post #4) wrote:
Easy puzzle. You have to just block the Black King'sbk.png only escape squares which are on the 6th rank to force a checkmate with h4#."

Nope. Black will sacrifice the rook with 1. ... Rg2+ to win tempo, with White's only response 2. Kxg2.. Black's King can then escape to f4 or f5 avoiding your h4# mate.

Doesn't matter though. White's rook will gobble up Black's pawns, then White will queen one of theirs and go on to win the game.

Solved in a sec

Scratch that. Black can only escape to f4 or h4.

This was easy!

tingtong99 wrote:

WooHoo! FIRST PAGE!

Easy puzzle. You have to just block the Black King's only escape squares which are on the 6th rank to force a checkmate with h4#.

Don't spoil it for others please

... Tower B3 can def no ?

Im New To Chess And This Was Relatively Easy

very easy

yeaaa

White should still win but it's not mate in 2. Rh2 follows.