4/2/2012 - Mate in 3

Jacob30

GOTCHA

winaxpc

!@!#!

dufferps
dufferps wrote:
diagonal wrote:

Wouldn't 1.Qh5+ frist; also, transfer into just as quick a mating

(I messed up.  My response is in the quote box.)

No.
1.Qh5+   Kfg8
If 2.f7+, then ... Kg7  and if 3.Qchecks K, 3....Kxf7 and escapes
White's best move is 3.Rf1, protecting the pawn while the queen chases the black king.  Black can use the tempo to move his Bishop (to d6 or e7) giving his rook coverage of the full 8th rank and double covering white's promotion square f8.

White's victory is uncertain, and it certainly is not mate-in-3.

Somehow, I ended up posting my comment in the quote box.  It threw me off completely in trying to analyze the outcome if white moved
1. Qh5+ instead of 1.f7.  It is a difficult analysis, because white's best move after 1. ... Kg8 is 2. Qg6+  (back to the original position).  Trying to fashion a win for white after a sequence of less than optimal moves is difficult, especially since white has opened up many variations for black, and the game is probably decided by who makes the NEXT mistake.

Ineedphenylalanine

I was correct the first time!

urnotgarrykasparov

This says to please be helpful and nice.

I have a hard time here.

Duh.

ndskykng
dufferps wrote:

Somehow, I ended up posting my comment in the quote box.  It threw me off completely in trying to analyze the outcome if white moved
1. Qh5+ instead of 1.f7.  It is a difficult analysis, because white's best move after 1. ... Kg8 is 2. Qg6+  (back to the original position).  Trying to fashion a win for white after a sequence of less than optimal moves is difficult, especially since white has opened up many variations for black, and the game is probably decided by who makes the NEXT mistake.

Recreating the original position with 2. Qg6+ looks fine, without any variations.  The mate is just extended by two.

cammus

Hehe, people ignore the suggestion of "Please be relevant" Tongue out

PurpleShadow

HELLO KELLEY.  HELLO EVAN.  DAD IS ENGAGED. 

kyleevon

nice and easy

housemd23

Nice one..

IvorBze

nice Laughing

LLawliet435

cool puzzle.

cristorres

asupremacy007

easy

ChenGJ

nice

stephen_33

Tentatively advanced the pawn & only then saw the solution. Better to have to think harder though - not very challenging.

ReyRambler1960

Awesome.Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

sheep2024

I doubt it that you use 2 peices only

sheep2024

advance a weak peice to a spetacular peice

hesari

easy