4/13/2012 - Unusual Mating Pattern

098ple

Cool

moved
Melultu wrote:

Kf6 is also valid, no?

Also ends up with the same checkmate pattern. Can't you just analyze first?

moved
Gump647 wrote:

also, nf6#. I was frustrated, I kept trying to do it. I thought it was a glitch...

It wasn't a glitch. If you make your own puzzle, every move on your puzzle has only one possible move to solve the puzzle when it actually has more than one good moves. Btw, next time say Nhf6 because the knight on e8 can also go to f6.

jerirose

nice

GM_Aikansh

very good puzzle

GM_Aikansh
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wally1414

The issue with a mate like this, for me at least, is that you don't notice that pawns possibility of taking the rook. I spent most of the time looking at any other possibility but for some reason completely missed the fact that I can take the rook with my pawn. 

ReyRambler1960

Just perfect.Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

jhon21

OK

PadSmash360

This has probably been mentioned already, but 3. Nf6 works as well.

BryanCFB
PadSmash360 wrote:

This has probably been mentioned already, but 3. Nf6 works as well.

But 3. Nf6+ is not checkmate.  3. Rf8# is checkmate.

PadSmash360
Bryan681972 wrote:
PadSmash360 wrote:

This has probably been mentioned already, but 3. Nf6 works as well.

But 3. Nf6+ is not checkmate.  3. Rf8# is checkmate.

I meant the knight on h7, sorry.

BryanCFB
PadSmash360 wrote:
Bryan681972 wrote:
PadSmash360 wrote:

This has probably been mentioned already, but 3. Nf6 works as well.

But 3. Nf6+ is not checkmate.  3. Rf8# is checkmate.

I meant the knight on h7, sorry.

No need to apologize, but 3. Nhf6+ is still not checkmate until the next move because black can interpose 3...Qh7. 

shengyi

Fun and tricky.